Scholarship on Winnifred Eaton

Scholarship on Winnifred Eaton

Adams, Bella. “American Ways of Looking, 1880s-1920s.” Asian American Literature. Edinburgh UP, 2008.
Adriaensens, Vito. “Winnifred Eaton.” In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013. Web. September 1, 2017.
Bannister, Lindsey. Prairie and paratext: Contesting voices in early twentieth-century Canadian literary production. 2019. Simon Fraser University, PhD Dissertation.
Bergman, Brian. “A Flamboyant, Flirtatious Fraud.” Macleans, 3 Mar. 2003, pp. 40-41.
Birchall, Diana. Onoto Watanna: The Story of Winnifred Eaton. U of Illinois P, 2001.
Birchall, Diana. “Winnifred Eaton (Onoto Watanna).” Dictionary of Literary Biography, edited by Deborah L. Madsen. Gale, 2005.
Birkle, Carmen. “Orientalisms in Fin-De-Siècle America.” Amerikastudien/American Studies, vol. 51, no. 3, 2006, pp. 323-42.
Blouin, Michael Joseph. Specters of Modernity: Supernatural Japan and the Cosmopolitan Gothic. 2012. Michigan State University, PhD Dissertation.
Botshon, Lisa. “Revisioning American Orientalism: Winnifred Eaton’s Amerasian Space.” Identities in Transition in the English-Speaking World, edited by Nicoletta Vasta, et al. Forum, Udine, Italy, 2011.
Botshon, Lisa. “Winnifred Eaton (1875-1954).” Asian American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson. Greenwood, 2000.
Bow, Leslie. “Aiiieeeee!’s NO! in Thunder.” Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies, vol. 10, 2020, pp. 37-41.
Campbell, Donna. “Performing Irishness in Western Women’s Regionalism: Winnifred Eaton (Onoto Watanna), Annie Batterman Lindsay, and Mary Hallock Foote.” Ireland, Irish America, and Work, edited by Donna L. Potts and Amy L. May. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 125-137.
Chang, Tan-feng. “Whiteness in Another Color: Winnifred Eaton (Onoto Watanna) and Intra-Racial Citizenship.” Tamkang Review: A Quarterly of Literary and Cultural Studies, vol. 48, no. 2, 2018, pp. 19-41.
Chang, Yoonme. “Like a Slum: Ghettos and Ethnic Enclaves, Ghettos and Genre.” Writing the Ghetto. Rutgers UP, 2010, pp. 25-69.
Chapman, Mary. “Introduction.” Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton, edited by Mary Chapman. McGill-Queen’s UP, 2016. pp. xiii-lxxvi.
Cole, Jean Lee. “Coloring Books: The Forms of Turn-of-the-Century American Literature.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 97, no. 4, 2003, pp. 461-93.
Cole, Jean Lee. The Literary Voices of Winnifred Eaton: Redefining Ethnicity and Authenticity. Rutgers UP, 2002.
Cole, Jean Lee. “Newly Recovered Works by Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton): A Prospectus and Checklist.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 21, no. 2, 2004, pp. 229-34.
Doyle, James. “Sui Sin Far and Onoto Watanna: Two Early Chinese-Canadian Authors.” Canadian Literature, vol. 140, 1994, pp. 50-58.
Dupree, Ellen. “China and the Fad for Japan in Onoto Watanna’s Chinese-Japanese Cook Book.” Popular Culture Review, vol. 18, no. 1, 2007, pp. 85-89.
Engber, Kimberly. “At Home, in Japan: The New World Literature of Isabella Bird and Winnifred Eaton.” The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities, 1790-1910, edited by Marguérite Corporaal, Evert J. v. Leeuwen, and Peter Liebregts. Rodopi, 2010.
Fehr, Joy Anne. (Re)Writing Alberta. 2005. University of Calgary, PhD Dissertation.
Ferens, Dominika. Edith and Winnifred Eaton: Chinatown Missions and Japanese Romances. U of Illinois P, 2002.
Ferens, Dominika. “Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna: Establishing Ethnographic Authority.” Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature, edited by Xiaojing Zhou, and Samina Najmi. U of Washington P, 2005.
Ferens, Dominika. “Winnifred Eaton’s ‘Japanese’ Novels as a Field Experiment.” Middlebrow Moderns: popular American women writers of the 1920s, edited by Lisa Botshon, Meredith Goldsmith, and Joan S. Rubin. Northeastern UP, 2003.
Grice, Helena. “Face-Ing/De-Face-Ing Racism: Physiognomy as Ethnic Marker in Early Eurasian/Amerasian Women’s Texts.” Re/collecting Early Asian America, edited by Josephine Lee, Imogene L. Lim, and Yuko Matsukawa. Temple UP, 2002.
Hattori, Tomo. “Model Minority Discourse and Asian American Jouis-Sense.” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 1999, pp. 228-47.
Heidenreich, Rosmarin. “Hybrid Identities: The Eaton Sisters.” Literary Imposters: Canadian Autofiction of the Early Twentieth Century. McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018.
Honey, Maureen (ed and introd.), and Jean Lee Cole (ed and introd.). John Luther Long: Madame Butterfly and Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton): A Japanese Nightingale: Two Orientalist Texts. Rutgers UP, 2002.
Honey, Maureen. “Winnifred Eaton (Onoto Watanna).” Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 221 American Women Prose Writers, 1870-1920, edited by Sharon M. Harris, Heidi L. M. Jacobs, and Jennifer Putzi. Gale, 2000.
Howard, June. “Introduction to ‘The Son of Chung Wo,’ by Sui Sin Far [Edith Maude Eaton].” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 28, no. 1, 2011, pp. 115-125.
Huh, Jinny. “Detecting Winnifred Eaton.” MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 39, no. 1, 2014, pp. 82-105.
Ihara, Rachel. “Gentlemen Publishers and Lady Readers: Winnifred Eaton’s Negotiations with the Literary Marketplace.” Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace, edited by Earl Yarington, and Mary De Jong. Cambridge Scholars, 2007.
Lavery, Grace E. “The Sword and the Chrysanthemum.” Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan. Princeton UP, 2019, pp. 138-174.
Lee, Julia. “The Eaton Sisters Go to Jamaica.” Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937. NYU Press, 2011.
Lee, Katherine H. “The Poetics of Liminality and Misidentification: Winnifred Eaton’s Me and Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior.” Studies in the Literary Imagination, vol. 37, no. 1, 2004, pp. 17-33.
Lee, Katherine H. “The Poetics of Liminality and Misidentification: Winnifred Eaton’s Me and Maxine Hong Kingston’s the Woman Warrior.” Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits, edited by Shirley G. Lim, et al. Temple UP, 2006.
Liang, Iping. “Asian American Literature and Literary Theory: Onoto Watanna’s Panethnic Impersonation in Miss Numė of Japan.” Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender: Transcultural Perspectives, edited by Bettina Hofmann and Monika Mueller. Routledge, 2017, pp. 181-192.
Lim, Shirley G. “Sibling Hybridities: The Case of Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far and Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna.” Life Writing, vol. 4, no. 1, 2007, pp. 81-99.
Ling, Amy. “Creating One’s Self: The Eaton Sisters.” Reading the Literature of Asian America, edited by Shirley Lim and Amy Ling. Temple University Press, 1992.
Ling, Amy. “Winnifred Eaton: Ethnic Chameleon and Popular Success.” MELUS, vol. 11, no. 3, 1984, pp. 5-15.
Matsukawa, Yuko. “Onoto Watanna’s Japanese Collaborators and Commentators.” The Japanese Journal of American Studies, 2005, pp. 31-53
Moser, Linda Trinh and Elizabeth Rooney. “Introduction.” “A Half Caste” and Other Writings, by Onoto Watanna, U of Illinois P, 2003. pp. xi-xxii
Moser, Linda Trinh. “Afterword.” Me: A Book of Remembrance, by Winnifred Eaton, UP of Mississippi, 1997. pp. 357-372
Murphy, Gretchen. “How the Irish Became Japanese: Winnifred Eaton’s Racial Reconstructions in a Transnational Context.” American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography, vol. 79, no. 1, 2007, pp. 29-56.
Murphy, Gretchen. “Pacific Expansion and Transnational Fictions of Race.” Shadowing the White Man’s Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line. NYU Press, 2010.
Najmi, Samina. “White Woman in Asia: Racial Fluidity as Rebellion in Onoto Watanna’s The Heart of Hyacinth.” Navigating Islands and Continents: Conversations and Contestations in and around the Pacific: Selected Essays, edited by Ruth Hsu, Cynthia Franklin, and Suzanne Kosanke. University of Hawaii P, with East-West Center, 2000.
Nakachi, Sachi. Mixed-Race Identity Politics in Nella Larsen and Winnifred Eaton (Onoto Watanna). 2001. Ohio University, PhD Dissertation.
Nguyen, Viet Thanh. “On the Origins of Asian American Literature.” Race and Resistance: Litreature and Politics in Asian America. Oxford UP, 2002, pp. 33-60.
Nojima, Stacy. Mixed Race Capital: Cultural Producers and Asian American Mixed Race Identity from the Late Nineteenth to Twentieth Century. 2018. University of Hawaii at Manoa, PhD Dissertation.
Oishi, Eve. “‘High-Class Fakery’: Race, Sex, and Class in the Screenwriting of Winnifred Eaton (1925-1931).” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 23, no. 1, 2006, pp. 23-36.
Ouyang, Huining. “Ambivalent Passages: Racial and Cultural Crossings in Onoto Watanna’s The Heart of Hyacinth.” MELUS, vol. 34, no. 1, 2009, pp. 211-229.
Ouyang, Huining. “Behind the Mask of Coquetry: The Trickster Narrative in Miss Numé of Japan: A Japanese-American Romance.” Doubled Plots: Romance and History, edited by Susan Strehle and Mary P. Carden. UP of Mississippi, 2003.
Ouyang, Huining. “Rewriting the Butterfly Story: Tricksterism in Onoto Watanna’s A Japanese Nightingale and Sui Sin Far’s ‘The Smuggling of Tie Co.’.” Alternative Rhetorics: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition, edited by Laura Gray-Rosendale, and Sibylle Gruber. State U of New York P, 2001.
Oyama, Misa. The Asian Look of Melodrama: Moral and Racial Legibility in the Films of Sessue Hayakawa, Anna May Wong, Winnifred Eaton, and James Wong Howe. 2007. University of California Berkeley, PhD Dissertation.
Poulsen, Melissa E. “American Orientalism and Cosmopolitan Mixed Race: Early Asian American Mixed Race in the American Literary Imagination/American Orientalism & Cosmopolitan Mixed Race: Reading Onoto Watanna and Han Suyin’s Asian Mixed Race.” Asian American Literature: Discourse & Pedagogies, vol. 3, 2012, pp. 5-13.
Poulsen, Melissa E.. “Writing Madame Butterfly’s Child: Japonisme and Mixed Race in Winnifred Eaton’s ‘A Half Caste.’.” Amerasia Journal, vol. 43, no. 2, 2017, pp. 158-175.
Roh-Spaulding, Carol. “Beyond Biraciality: ‘Race’ as Process in the Work of Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far and Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna.” Asian American Literature in the International Context Readings on Fiction, Poetry, and Performance, edited by Rocío G. Davis, and Sämi Ludwig. Lit, 2002.
Shea, Pat. “Winnifred Eaton and the Politics of Miscegenation in Popular Fiction.” MELUS, vol. 22, no. 2, 1997, pp. 19-32.
Sheffer, Jolie A. “‘Citizen Sure Thing’ Or ‘Jus’ Foreigner’? Half-Caste Citizenship and the Family Romance in Onoto Watanna’s Orientalist Fiction.” Journal of Asian American Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2010, pp. 81-105.
Sheffer, Jolie A. The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the U. S., 1880-1930. Rutgers UP, 2013.
Shih, David. “The Self and Generic Convention: Winnifred Eaton’s Me, a Book of Remembrance.” Recovered Legacies: Authority and Identity in Early Asian American Literature, edited by Keith Lawrence, and Floyd Cheung. Temple UP, 2005.
Skinazi, Karen E. H. ‘As to Her Race, its Secret is Loudly Revealed’: Winnifred Eaton’s Revision of North American Identity.” MELUS, vol. 32, no. 2, 2007, pp. 31-53.
Skinazi, Karen E. H.. “Introduction.” Marion: The Story of an Artist’s Model, by Onoto Watanna, McGill-Queen’s UP, 2012. pp. v-xcix
Takeda, Katsuhiko. “Onoto Watanna: A Forgotten Writer.” Orient/West, vol. 9, no. 1, 1964, pp. 77-81.
Teng, Emma J. “The Eaton Sisters and the Figure of the Eurasian.” The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature, edited by Rajini Srikanth, and Min H. Song. Cambridge UP, 2015.
Ueki, Teruyo. “Chugokukei Bungaku Ni Miru Jiden no Keifu: Iton Shimai O Chushin Ni.” Eigo Seinen/Rising Generation, vol. 143, no. 10, 1997.!/detail/R300000003-I4435694-00
White-Parks, Annette. Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton: A Literary Biography. U of Illinois P, 1995.
Woo, Miseong. “Onoto Watanna’s A Japanese Nightingale: Shifting Identities of the Pioneer Asian American Woman Writer.” Feminist Studies in English Literature, vol. 10, no. 2, 2002, pp. 331-53.
Woo, Miseong. “The Pioneer Writers of Asian Descent and America’s Early Literary Encounter with East Asia: Edith Eaton’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Winnifred Eaton’s A Japanese Nightingale.” Situations: Cultural Studies in Asian Context, vol. 7, no. 1, 2013, pp. 63-80.
Xu, Ying. Across lands: Double consciousness and negotiating identities in early Chinese American literature, 1847–1910s. 2012. University of New Mexico, PhD Dissertation.

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Mary Chapman

Mary Chapman is the Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive, a Professor of English, and Academic Director of the Public Humanities Hub at University of British Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism (Oxford UP) and of numerous articles about American literature and women writers. She has also edited Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton (McGill-Queen’s UP) and published essays on the Eaton sisters in American Quarterly, MELUS, Legacy, Canadian Literature, and American Periodicals. Her current research project is a microhistory of the Eaton family. For more information, see

Jean Lee Cole

Jean Lee Cole is Senior Consultant on The Winnifred Eaton Archive, author of The Literary Voices of Winnifred Eaton: Redefining Ethnicity and Authenticity (2002), co-editor of A Japanese Nightingale and Madame Butterfly: Two Orientalist Texts (2002, with Maureen Honey), and editor of the original Winnifred Eaton Digital Archive (2004). She is Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland.

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and a Developer at Simon Fraser University’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). He is a graduate of the M.A. program in English at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in Indigenous and diasporic literature, science and technology studies, and the digital humanities.