The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780307759337

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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • With this book, the acclaimed author created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. “A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

China Men

China Men
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307787811

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The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Everyman's Library Contemporar
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UVA:X004860336

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A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present in The Woman Warrior and describes the Chinese experience in the U.S. through incidents from her childhood, the history of early Chinese immigrants, and Chinese myths and tales in China Men. 12,500 first printing.

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1578060591

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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.

Mulan

Mulan
Author: Faye-Lynn Wu
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0062803417

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Mulan is a curious, clever young girl with a love for adventure and learning. But there is no greater love than the one she has for her family. She will do anything for them—even if it means joining the army disguised as a man in her father’s place. In battle, Mulan must find her bravery and her strength to become the legendary woman warrior she is destined to be. In this retelling of The Ballad of Mulan, the Chinese folktale comes to life through striking full-color illustrations. Readers will cheer for our hero in this classic story of courage, persistence, and standing up for what one believes in.

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life
Author: Maureen Sabine
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-02-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0824827848

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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.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1989
Genre: Authors, American
ISBN: 9780679721888

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An account of growing up female and Chinese-American in California.

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2012-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307454591

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The National Book Award-winning author of The Woman Warrior presents a series of versed observations on her experiences of aging, covering topics ranging from her literary activities and activist work to her views on her characters and a visit to China. Reprint.

The Fifth Book of Peace

The Fifth Book of Peace
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307428578

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A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal.

The Women s Warrior Society

The Women s Warrior Society
Author: Lois Beardslee
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2008
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0816526729

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The WomenÕs Warrior Society is a remarkable gathering of characters and voices used to expose truths about Native American life. In tightly woven prose, Lois Beardslee tells stories about people from all over North America and from either side of the line between abused and abuser. Both individual and archetypal, Native and non-Native, male and female, her characters take up arms against widely accepted stereotypes about Native people. The women warriors in these tales have lived through a variety of mishaps, experiencing the consequences brought on by misinformation and the misguided efforts of institutions and individuals. Armed with this experience, they gather in unlikely ÒsweatlodgesÓÑfrom kitchen tables to public librariesÑtransforming into she-wolves who, lips curled, snarl at their own victimization and assert that hope for future generations is maintained through creativity, determination, and the preservation of traditional values. This is political writing at its most honest and creative. BeardsleeÕs style is poetic and lyrical, and her voice, shifting as it does, both grips us with terrible tone and comforts us with familiar assurance. A fierce call to action, this book reads like a song cycleÑboth singing to us and demanding that we sing in response. Beardslee creates new strategies and measures of success. Her warriors dance, bark, howl, and transform themselves in unexpected ways that invoke tears, laughter, even awe. They are, above all, driven, successful, and eternally hopeful.

Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307787903

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Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s.

Beauty Or Beast

Beauty Or Beast
Author: Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2010-06-17
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780199558230

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German Literaure: a Very Short Introduction Nicholas Boyle --

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 193
Release: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780195116540

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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.

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan
Author: Robert D. San Souci
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2000-03-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0786814217

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A retelling of the original Chinese poem in which a brave young girl masquerades as a boy and fights the Tartars in the Khan's army.

Narrating Violence Constructing Collective Identities

Narrating Violence  Constructing Collective Identities
Author: G. Chandra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2008-12-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780230233904

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A study of distinct forms of mass violence, the narratives each kind demands, and the collective identities constructed from and upon these, this book focuses around readings of popular and influential novels such as Toni Morrison's Beloved, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Isabel Allende's The House of Spirits.