Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

Writing the Other : A Conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston Marilyn Chin / 1989 From Poetry Flash 198 ( September 1989 ) , pp . 1 , 4-6 , 17-18 . Reprinted by permission of the interviewer and Poetry Flash .

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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In this collection of interviews, Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created. She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk-stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books.

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

Maxine. Hong. Kingston,. Author. of. The. Woman. Warrior. SUSAN BROWNMILLER ♢ ♢ ♢ Her Voice is Not The dried-duck voice of her childhood nightmares; it is, rather, a polite little girl's voice — perhaps her "American-feminine" voice ...

Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195116540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This case book presents a thought-provoking overview of critical debates surrounding The Woman Warrior, perhaps the best known Asian American literary work. The essays deal with such issues as the reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The eight essays are supplemented an interview with the author and a bibliography.

Maxine Hong Kingston

The shaping narrative of that chapter may have had its origins in China , but Maxine Hong Kingston's retelling is American — as any number of literary critics and historians have shown . Moreover , Kingston emphatically pronounces her ...

Author: E. D. Huntley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Examines the fiction and role in introducing the Asian American experience to mainstream readers through Maxine Hong Kinston and her three narrative works.

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior and the Chinese American Autobiographical Controversy , " in The Woman Warrior Casebook ( 35-36 ) ; and Frederic Wakeman Jr. , " Chinese Ghost Story , " in Critical Essays ( 207 , 214 ) .

Author: Maureen Sabine

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824827848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The numerous studies of Maxine Hong Kingston's touchstone work The Woman Warrior fail to take into account the stories in China Men, which were largely written together with those in The Woman Warrior but later published separately. Although Hong Kingston's decision to separate the male and female narratives enabled readers to see the strength of the resulting feminist point of view in The Woman Warrior, the author has steadily maintained that to understand the book fully it was necessary to read its male companion text. Maureen Sabine's ambitious study of The Woman Warrior and China Men aims to bring these divided texts back together with a close reading that looks for the textual traces of the father in The Woman Warrior and shows how the daughter narrator tracks down his history in China Men. She considers theories of intertextuality that open up the possibility of a dynamic interplay between the two books and suggests that the Hong family women and men may be struggling for dialogue with each other even when they appear textually silent or apart.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Shan, Te-hsing, 'Law as Literature, Literature as Law: Articulating “The Laws” in Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men', Tamkang Review: A Quarterly of Comparative Studies between Chinese and Foreign Literatures, 26:1–2 (1995), 235–264.

Author: Helena Grice

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847795632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular -- and controversial -- writers in the Asian American literary tradition. In this volume Grice traces Kingston's development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her novels, occasional writings and her two-book 'life-writing project'. The publication of The Woman Warrior not only propelled Kingston into the mainstream literary limelight, but also precipitated a vicious and ongoing controversy in Asian American letters over the authenticity -- or fakery -- of her cultural references. Grice traces the debates through the appearance of China Men (1981), as well as the novels, Tripmaster Monkey (1989) and her most recent work, The Fifth Book of Peace. Maxine Hong Kingston will be of value to students and academics researching in the areas of diaspora writing, contemporary American and Asian- Amercianfiction, as well as feminist and postcolonial literature.

Understanding Maxine Hong Kingston

Documentaries or Videos Featuring Maxine Hong Kingston Kingston, Maxine Hong. Stories My Country Told Me with Maxine Hong Kingston. Films for the Humanities and Sciences: Princeton, NJ, 2000. Video. ———. The Stories of Maxine Hong ...

Author: Julia H Lee

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611178548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Maxine Hong Kingston is known for using a distinctive blend of autobiography, fantasy, and folklore to explore the history, experience, and identity of Chinese Americans. This is exemplified in her first book, The Woman Warrior, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, a bestseller, and a staple on college and university syllabi. Although The Woman Warrior is by far her most celebrated book, Kingston has penned a wide range of essays, fiction, and poetry, including China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Hawai'i One Summer, To Be a Poet, The Fifth Book of Peace, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, and the edited volume Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. Understanding Maxine Hong Kingston is the first book-length work to examine the entirety of Kingston's literary career, from The Woman Warrior to her most recent volume of poetry. Julia H. Lee weaves together scholarly assessments, interviews, biographical information, and her own critical analysis to provide a complete and complex picture of Kingston's works and its impact on memoir, feminist fiction, Asian American literature, and postmodern literature. Lee examines the influence that previous generations of Asian American authors, feminism, and antiwar activism have had on Kingston's work. Offering important contextual information about Kingston's life, Lee shows how it has so often served as a starting point for Kingston's writing. Also studied are her complex attitudes toward genre, and her ever-evolving identity as a novelist, essayist, memoirist, and poet. A comprehensive bibliography of critical secondary sources will be an invaluable resource for readers and critics of Kingston's works.

Maxine Hong Kingston

"Maxine Hong Kingston Takes Pride in Mixed Heritage." NPR, July 4, 2007. "Maxine Hong Kingston."


Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438145006



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On the Legacy of Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior Beyond the Feminine and the Unfeminine: Dismantling the Dualistic Perception of Gender and Ethnicity Nelly Mok (Bordeaux 3, France) In Maxine Hong Kingston's autobiographical novel, The Woman Warrior ...

Author: Sämi Ludwig

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643902993

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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This book is a collection of recent scholarship on Maxine Hong Kingston, gathered on the occasion of the very first conference ever devoted exclusively to Kingston and to celebrate her opera omnia. Featuring the work of researchers from four continents, the book represents the cosmopolitan reception of the most important Asian American author. In addition to many new angles on her two canonical postmodern autobiographies, The Woman Warrior and China Men, this collection also tackles Kingston's less frequently discussed writings and her most recent publications. Parallel readings and comparisons further test her legacy in the sense of her enduring influence on younger Asian American writers. Though it is a conference book, this peer-reviewed volume includes additional articles by selected scholars. It also contains original presentations by Maxine and her husband Earll Kingston. (Series: Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies - Vol. 7)

A Study Guide for Maxine Hong Kingston s On Discovery

“China Men: Maxine Hong Kingston and the American Canon,” in American Literary History, Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall, 1990, pp. 482502. Pfaff, Timothy. “Talk with Mrs. Kingston,” in The New York Times Book Review, June 15, 1980, pp. 1, 2527.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410354464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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A study guide for Maxine Hong Kingston s Women Warrior Memoirs of Girlhood Among Ghosts

Chin specifically targets Kingston's inauthentic representation of Chinese culture, suggesting that its false, overblown stereotypes contribute to racist imperialism: Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, Betty Bao Lord are the most ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410320605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A study guide for Maxine Hong Kingston's "Women Warrior: Memoirs of Girlhood Among Ghosts", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary themes for Students: War and Peace series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary themes for Students: War and Peace for all of your research needs.