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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913. Excerpt: ... sage, Laotze, longevity, nature worship, tao, teh, non-action, etc. The most will be gotten from the book by reading a single chapter at a time--or even paragraph by paragraph--and pondering over it. The purpose of the author is to give matter for serious thought, to suggest, to veil that the reader may unveil. Mrs. Spring Fragrance. Sui Sin Far (Edith Eaton). Chicago; 1912. A. C. McClurg& Co. 16, pp. vii., 347. Price $1.40. The stories brought together in this little book have appeared in a wide range of American magazines and periodicals. They are something quite new in our literature and are intensely interesting. They are pictures of life in Chinatown--the Chinatown of San Francisco and Los Angeles and Seattle. True to life, they give an insight into the thought and feeling of the Chinese who are with us, but not of us. To what extent the stories are accounts of actual experiences we cannot say, but they are so true and so natural that they might easily be based on fact. Whether so or not, they are written by a woman who knows Chinese character intimately and appreciates the romance and tragedy of Chinatown. The Chinese who live there are in our country for a definite purpose, the accomplishment of which may be worth while, but often involves enormous humiliation and sacrifice. They are members of a proud and high-strung people, and for many of them every day and hour of their stay in this boasted land of freedom is suffering and chafing. The non-Chinese inhabitants of Chinatown are unfortunates, depraved, outcasts, and leeches, who prey upon the Chinese and take advantage of their ignorance and needs. Few of the Chinese ever become American in impulse and thought, though they may gain temporary advantage by subjecting themselves to American influence...
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    Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches

    The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal (Volume 35)

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