The Winnifred Eaton Conference 2023

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press reading list for the 2023 Winnifred Eaton Conference! Use the promo code WEATON23 for 50% off the below books when ordering from our website, July 27-29, 2023.

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

The transformation of Chinese music into American music in the early twentieth century.

Onoto Watanna: The Story of Winnifred Eaton

Diana Birchall

The stranger-than-fiction biography of the Asian American novelist, journalist, and scriptwriter.

Edith and Winnifred Eaton: Chinatown Missions and Japanese Romances

Dominika Ferens

The timeless works and fascinating choices of the foundational Asian American writers.

“A Half Caste” and Other Writings 

Onoto Watanna
Edited by Linda Trinh Moser and Elizabeth Rooney

Short stories and essays by the half-Chinese woman who remade herself as Japanese

Sui Sin Far / Edith Maude Eaton: A Literary Biography

Annette White-Parks
Foreword by Roger Daniels

The fascinating life story of the writer and her times.

Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings

Sui Sin Far
Edited by Amy Ling and Annette White-Parks

Collected works by the pioneering Eurasian writer.

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