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Near the end of the Second World War new ideas about citizenship national identity belonging and rights emerged as the atrocities of the war coupled with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki spurred writers and citizens around the world to think about their responsibilities to their fellow man. Covering British authors and contemporary ction by migrant writers publishing at mid-century as well as some photography from the era Around 1945 is a collection of essays that reveals how literary texts and cultural events modeled human rights issues such as dignity freedom sover- eignty and responsibility. Unied by an investigation of the human and cul- tural aspects of universal rights these essays show that British writers tested the parameters of citizenship and rights in novelistic form. By imagining duties and rights of citizens in hypothetical contexts these novels expanded on the legislated entitlements and obligations that make up civic and human identity. To this day the repercussions of 1945 continue to unfold in stories about statehood refugees humanitarianism displacement and national belonging. At the same time novels continue to imagine the human person equal in rights and dignity before the law yet often compromised by the political exigencies of nation-states that do not recognize legal political or human rights. Tracing the rippling consequences of the Second World War from 1945 through the Cold War and into the present Around 1945 is an extraordinar- ily rich volume that will alter our perception of pre- and post-war British literature. Allan Hepburn is James McGill Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at McGill University. When her 1912 story collection Mrs. Spring Fragrance was rescued from obscurity in the 1990s scholars were quick to celebrate Sui Sin Far as a pio- neering chronicler of Asian American Chinatowns. Newly discovered works however reveal that Edith Eaton 18651914 published on a wide variety of subjects and under numerous pseudonyms in Canada and Jamaica for a decade before she began writing Chinatown ction signed Sui Sin Far for US magazines. Born in England to a Chinese mother and a British father and raised in Montreal Edith Eaton is a complex transnational writer whose expanded oeuvre demands reconsideration. Becoming Sui Sin Far collects and contextualizes seventy of Eatons early works most of which have not been republished since they rst appeared in turn-of-the-century periodicals. These works of ction and journalism in diverse styles and from a variety of perspectives document Eatons early career as a short story writer stunt-girl journalist ethnographer political commentator and travel writer. Showcasing her playful humour savage wit and deep sympathy the texts included in this volume assert a signicant place for Eaton in North American literary history. Mary Chapmans intro- duction provides an insightful and readable overview of Eatons transnational career. The volume also includes an expanded bibliography that lists over two hundred and sixty works attributed to Eaton a detailed biographical timeline and a newly discovered interview with Eaton from the year in which she rst adopted the orientalist pseudonym for which she is best known. Becoming Sui Sin Far signicantly expands our understanding of the themes and topics that dened Eatons oeuvre and will interest scholars and students of Canadian American Asian North American and ethnic litera- tures and history. Mary Chapman is professor of English at University of British Columbia. 3 8 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2016 978-0-7735-4722-3 34.95A 34.95A 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4721-6 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 328pp Ebook available L I T E R AT U R E A S I A N S T U D I E S Becoming Sui Sin Far Early Fiction Journalism and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton edited by mary chapman Newly discovered works by one of the earliest Asian North American writers. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4732-2 34.95A 34.95A 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4731-5 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 312pp Ebook available L I T E R A R Y C R I T I C I S M Around 1945 Literature Citizenship Rights edited by allan hepburn How novels expanded human and legal rights in the age of the atomic bomb.