Zolima CityMag, a Hong Kong-based publication, recently featured images from the USC Libraries' Eileen Chang papers in an article about the Chinese-American writer. The author and screenwriter, perhaps best known for her 1979 novella Lust, Caution, was born in Shanghai in 1920 and spent her final decades in Los Angeles. Since her death in 1995, her influence has only grown, as Zolima CityMag's Ilaria Maria Sala writes:
Today, Chang is increasingly recognized as one of last century’s greatest writers. And through translations and one successful screen adaptation after the other, she has been gaining an ever wider audience. She is naturally well known in the sinophone world—even though her works were banned in China—and especially in Hong Kong, where she lived for many years.
Chang's papers—part of USC's East Asian Library—consist of six boxes of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials documenting her career. A selection of items from the collection have been digitized and made publicly accessible through the USC Digital Library.