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Winnifred Eaton (a.k.a. Onoto Watanna)

Winnifred Eaton (a.k.a. Onoto Watanna)

Han Suyin  pinyin: Hán Sùyīn; 12 September 1916 or 1917 – 2 November 2012)was the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chou  (pinyin: Zhōu Guānghú). She was a China-born Eurasian, a physician, and author of books in English and French on modern China, novels set in East and Southeast Asia, and autobiographical memoirs which covered the span of modern China.[wikipedia]

Han Suyin pinyin: Hán Sùyīn; 12 September 1916 or 1917 – 2 November 2012)was the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chou (pinyin: Zhōu Guānghú). She was a China-born Eurasian, a physician, and author of books in English and French on modern China, novels set in East and Southeast Asia, and autobiographical memoirs which covered the span of modern China.[wikipedia]

Four Chinese women, of the Chinese Women's Patriotic League of New York, marching in the Easter parade, April 1932.

Four Chinese women, of the Chinese Women's Patriotic League of New York, marching in the Easter parade, April 1932.

Elaine Lan Chao (Chinese: 趙 小 蘭; born March 26, 1953 is an American economist who served as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. Born in Taiwan to Chinese parents, she was the first Asian American woman in U.S. history to be appointed to a U.S. president's cabinet.She is married to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Elaine Lan Chao (Chinese: 趙 小 蘭; born March 26, 1953 is an American economist who served as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. Born in Taiwan to Chinese parents, she was the first Asian American woman in U.S. history to be appointed to a U.S. president's cabinet.She is married to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Winnifred Eaton (a.k.a. Onoto Watanna, posed in costume)

Winnifred Eaton (a.k.a. Onoto Watanna, posed in costume)

This woman is walking with her child who is dressed for Chinese New Year. Child-care and preparation for traditional festivals were two major domestic tasks for Chinese immigrant women around the turn of the 20th century. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-G4085- 0158

This woman is walking with her child who is dressed for Chinese New Year. Child-care and preparation for traditional festivals were two major domestic tasks for Chinese immigrant women around the turn of the 20th century. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-G4085- 0158

Tomie Arai, 'Peach Boy', 2003, etching - The black and white etching of a Chinese boy staring blankly ahead and wearing an oversized cowboy suit, reminds Robert Lee, co-curator of “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity,” of himself. Lee knows the complexities of assimilation: his parents emigrated to the U.S. from China, he’s named after Robert E. Lee, the Confederate Civil War general, and as a child, his folks dressed him like a cowboy, too.

Tomie Arai, 'Peach Boy', 2003, etching - The black and white etching of a Chinese boy staring blankly ahead and wearing an oversized cowboy suit, reminds Robert Lee, co-curator of “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity,” of himself. Lee knows the complexities of assimilation: his parents emigrated to the U.S. from China, he’s named after Robert E. Lee, the Confederate Civil War general, and as a child, his folks dressed him like a cowboy, too.

Morrison Brown Yung (Rong Jintong), son of Yung Wing (容闳) and Mary Kellogg

Morrison Brown Yung (Rong Jintong), son of Yung Wing (容闳) and Mary Kellogg

WINNIFRED EATON as a young girl

WINNIFRED EATON as a young girl

Bartlett Golden Yung ( Rong Jintai)  (son of Yung Wing (容闳)and Mary Kellogg)

Bartlett Golden Yung ( Rong Jintai) (son of Yung Wing (容闳)and Mary Kellogg)

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