Life Story: Edith Maude Eaton, aka Sui Sin Far (1865-1914)

Fostering Cultural Understanding through Writing

The story of a half-Chinese, half-British immigrant who used her talent as a writer to raise awareness about the unfair treatment of Chinese Americans in the era of Exclusion.

An image of Edith Maude Eaton holding a book. She is seated at a table and wearing a long, dark, dress.
Edith Maude Eaton (aka Sui Sin Far)

Edith Maude Eaton. Courtesy of Simon Fraser University, image from the private collection of Diana Birchall, granddaughter of Winnifred Eaton.

This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project.