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Immigration Restrictions Then and Now: Short Stories of Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far)

November 6, 2019
7:00 pm

Ilsley Public Library

Suzanne Brown discusses three 1912 short stories by Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far) that examine the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and its effects on the Chinese immigrant community. Eaton’s stories explore assimilation issues, family separations, discrimination, and fear of deportation in ways that still resonate in 2019. Audience members are encouraged to read the three short stories— “Mrs. Spring Fragrance,” “In the Land of the Free,” and “The Americanizing of Pau Tsu”—now available at Ilsley Library.

Please note: This talk replaces the originally scheduled November talk in Middlebury, “Blurring the Lines Between Sacred and Secular” with Reverend Dr. Arnold Thomas.

Partner: Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation

Series Underwriter: The Residence at Otter Creek

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For more information

Video: The Chinese Exclusion Act: Chapter 1


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Renee Ursitti
(802) 388-4095


Ilsley Public Library
75 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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