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In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston 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. 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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2010-09-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307759337

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 1999
File: 193 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195116542

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This is a powerful study of what it is like to grow up Chinese in America. The dichotomy of values and the cleaving of a life in two cultures, which must yet be lived in one united whole, make this both compelling and informative.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Soon-Leng Chua
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2004-03-15
File: 110 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544184602

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Maureen Sabine
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2004-02-29
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780824863548

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Maureen Sabine
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2004-02-29
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 0824827848

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2007-12-18
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307428578

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Everyman's Library Classics &
Release: 2005
File: 541 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004860336

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Faye-Lynn Wu
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2019-09-10
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0062803417

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Terence Hawkes
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2005-10-26
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134893232

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Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Christy Rishoi
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2003-03-27
File: 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 0791457214

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