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The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307759334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior
A Casebook

by Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780195116540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
China Men

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Everyman's Library Classics &
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780072435191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sensitive account of growing up female and Chinese-American in a California laundry.

China Men

China Men
A Book

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0679723285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior
A Casebook

by Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780195116557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sau-ling C. Wong presents a thought-provoking overview of critical issues surrounding Kingston's work, such as reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. Eight critical essays are supplemented by headnotes, an interview and an annotated bibliography.

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
A Book

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-02
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0307454592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Approaches to Teaching Kingston's The Woman Warrior

Approaches to Teaching Kingston's The Woman Warrior
A Book

by Shirley Lim

  • Publisher : Modern Language Assn of Amer
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780873527040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, student teachers, education specialists, and teachers in all humanities disciplines will find these volumes particularly helpful.

The Fifth Book of Peace

The Fifth Book of Peace
A Book

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0307428575
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Literary Contexts in Memoirs

Literary Contexts in Memoirs
Maxine Hong Kingston's 'The Woman Warrior - Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts'.

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781429820097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan
The Story of a Woman Warrior

by Robert D. San Souci

  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 2000-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780606182577
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Maxine Hong Kingston's 'The Woman Warrior'

Maxine Hong Kingston's 'The Woman Warrior'
The translation of a chinese past into an american present

by Kristin Unger

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2008-08-19
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN : 3640140907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts is “assembling [...] a distinct sense of self from the raw material of the lives and imaginations of countless other women of Chinese descent, a self-hood that must separate itself to appreciate the collective fabric it’s made of, and that is driven, further, to address the world at large.” This term paper discusses the novel The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts written by Maxine Hong Kingston in 1975 and its theme of silence and voicelessness in close connection to the author’s struggle to find her own identity as a Chinese American. I argue that Kingston employs the theme of silence in order to find her own voice as a Chinese woman living in an American society. Her quest starts with the words “’You must not tell anyone,’” but Kingston does exactly the opposite of this by telling her readers stories which were not to be told: of her dead aunt, her mother’s Chinese village, another aunt, who struggles with life in America, and finally her own struggle in finding her voice, i.e. her identity, within Chinese and American society. Therefore, Kingston is portraying a journey from voicelessness to voice. She begins with depicting “enforced silence” in the first chapter. In the end, the protagonist has overcome her struggle of identity and found her own voice. In addition, Kingston entwines her stories around the motif of translation in order to find her unique self. Altogether, this term paper argues that Maxine Hong Kingston portrays her struggle of finding her own identity by employing the motif of translation in combination with the theme of silence. By doing so Kingston uses language as a tool in order to constitute her own identity. The motif of translation is particularly important because Kingston’s finds her ‘American identity’ through the translation of traditional Chinese stories and myths. In this term paper I will, therefore, discuss the beginnings of Kingston’s silence, as well as the conflict between Chinese tradition and the American way of life in order to support the thesis mentioned above.

In Search of the Woman Warrior

In Search of the Woman Warrior
Role Models for Modern Women

by Richard J. Lane,Jay Wurts

  • Publisher : Collins & Brown
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9781843331384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explore powerful female archetypes, from Athena to Xena, in history and in myth to discover how they can help today's woman. More than a comprehensive survey of women warriors, this is the only book to provide an original, systematic, and practical way of interpreting the vast literature about strong females in conflict. It presents illuminating ideas for applying this knowledge to real life situations and to help women reach their full potential as they apply ancient wisdom to modern problems. They'll discover how strong females--such as Guinevere, Wonder Woman, Florence Nightingale, Amelia Earhart, and Gloria Steinem--have viewed themselves through the ages. Then, they'll use the lessons they've learned to handle conflicts at home and in the workplace. Plus, there's a revealing do-it-yourself questionnaire that measures warrior traits! This is a truly groundbreaking work that every woman must have.

Mulan

Mulan
The Legend of the Woman Warrior

by Faye-Lynn Wu

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780062803412
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Hawai'i One Summer

Hawai'i One Summer
A Book

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release : 2014-08-10
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 162681404X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays on the island and its history and traditions from the National Book Award–winning author of The Woman Warrior. In these eleven thought-provoking pieces, acclaimed writer and feminist Maxine Hong Kingston tells stories of Hawai’i filled with both personal experience and wider perspective. From a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and numerous other honors, the essays in this collection provide readers with a generous sampling of Kingston’s exquisite angle of vision, her balanced and clear-sighted prose, and her stunning insight that awakens one to a wealth of knowledge.

Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey
His Fake Book

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-02-09
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0307787907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston
A Book

by Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9781578060597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Broken Book of Life

Maxine Hong Kingston's Broken Book of Life
An Intertextual Study of The Woman Warrior and China Men

by Maureen Sabine

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2004-02-29
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780824827847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Women's Warrior Society

The Women's Warrior Society
A Book

by Lois Beardslee

  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9780816526727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Study Guide

Study Guide
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston (SuperSummary)

by Supersummary

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-01-24
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 43-page guide for "The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 5 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Ghosts and Hauntings and Language and Storytelling.