Author: Austin, Mary and Edith Eaton
Title: Four periodical appearances of Chinatown fiction by Mary Austin and ‘Sui Sin Far’[Edith Eaton]
Place Published: Various places
Date Published: 1897-1902
Mary Austin, "The Conversion of Ah Lew Sing." Overland Monthly, October 1897, pp. 307-312. Illustrated by Montague Hall. Original wrappers.
Sui Sin Fah, "Lin John (A New Year's Story)." The Land of Sunshine,, January 1899. pp.76-77.
Sui Sin Fah, "Tin-A, A Chinese Story." The Land of Sunshine, New Year 1900. pp. 101-102.
Edith Eaton [Sui Sin Far], "Coat Of Many Colors." The Youth's Companion, April 24, 1902. pp. 208-209. One illustration.
Of the dozens of fmostly racist, Chinese-American themed short stories which appeared in Overland Monthly and other California magazines in the decades after Bret Harte's "Heathen Chinee", the work of these two authors is notable - Mary Austin because, this, her third appearance in print (and her only Chinese theme dabble) presaged her classic writing on the American Southwest; and Edith Eaton as the first Asian-American writer of Chinatown fiction, pseudonymously writing 15 stories in this genre between 1896 and 1912. First appearance of Eaton's writing under her own name in a national (non-Western) magazine.