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The Woman Warrior (1976)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much of the critical debate surrounding The Woman Warrior has centred upon the book's troubling generic status. Ostensibly a memoir—the subtitle is ‘Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts’—the book won ... More


Practicing the Future in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Fifth Book of Peace

Amy C. Tang

in Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190464387
eISBN:
9780190464400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464387.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the work of Asian American literature’s matriarch, Maxine Hong Kingston, through her recent work, The Fifth Book of Peace, a book that revises each of her earlier texts and, ... More


Contexts and intertexts

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter suggests that the debates over the veracity, or otherwise, of Maxine Hong Kingston's cultural sources, and the vast body of critical material on the feminism-mother/daughter nexus in The ... More


The Fifth Book of Peace (2003) and To Be the Poet (2002)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Maxine Hong Kingston's latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace (2003), and suggests that in addition to her popularity as a feminist writer, she deserves recognition as a pacifist ... More


Unlikely Daughters, Exemplary Mothers, and Disembedded China Men: Jade Snow Wong and Maxine Hong Kingston

Yoon Lee

in Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915835
eISBN:
9780199315956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For Chinese-Americans during and after World War II, everydayness offered a means of constructing an identity that was both modern and American. Fifth Chinese Daughter exhibits a particular type of ... More


The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Christopher Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The history of Asian American literature reveals the ongoing attempt to work through the fraught relationship between identity politics and literary representation. This relationship is especially ... More


Inhabiting a Culture of Memory: The Autobiographical Process as a Form of Life

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter investigates the autobiographical process as a cultural scenario—as a cultural form of life. It centers on the idea of remembering as a practice that is part and parcel of living a life, ... More


Schooling Bilinguals In and Against Multiculturalism

Jeehyun Lim

in Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter three examines multicultural literary models of growing up in two languages through Américo Paredes’s George Washington Gómez and Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. By reading ... More


Maxine Hong Kingston

Helena Grice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

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. This ... More


The Female Ghost and Feminist History: The Woman Warrior and Beloved

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: Memories of a Girlhood Among Ghosts and Toni Morrison’s Beloved engage with history by imagining the ghosts of actual women. Kingston’s memoir focuses on her ... More


Sound and the Subject in The Woman Warrior and Tripmaster Monkey

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In her 1976 book The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Childhood among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston appears to assert the incoherence of Chinese American identity. Kingston occupies a place in the history ... More


The Chinese in America: Histories and Spatial Positions

Rocío G. Davis

in Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834586
eISBN:
9780824870485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834586.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines three family memoirs that center on generational stories of Chinese immigrants in America: Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men (1980), Lisa See's On Gold Mountain (1995), and Bruce ... More


Finding a Voice, Telling a Story: Constructing Communal Identity in Contemporary American Women's Writing

Lois Parkinson Zamora

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins by explaining the differences between nineteenth-century male writers' privileging of silence and late twentieth-century female writers' efforts to rectify the imbalances that ... More


Beyond the Semantic Netherworld: Literature and the Iraq War

Giorgio Mariani

in Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Maxine Hong Kingston's The Fifth Book of Peace, a meditation on the difficulty of matching anti-war literature with some much-needed imagining of what peace might look like when ... More


The Political Economy of Minority Literature

Mark Chiang

in The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the origins of the Asian American literary field in the writings of Frank Chin and Maxine Hong Kingston—the authors of the book Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American ... More


Conclusion

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Conclusion returns to two canonical Asian American texts: Maxine Hong Kingston’s paired epics The Woman Warrior and China Men. The chapter rereads two key episodes in these works within Cold War ... More


Verse Chronicle: Weird Science

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews Maxine Hong Kingston's I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, Thomas Lynch's Walking Papers: Poems 1999–2009, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's The Sun-Fish, Kimiko Hahn's Toxic Flora, Paul ... More


Goddess of Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip’s Memoirs

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 reads Le Ly Hayslip’s paired autobiographies, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace as major acts of reframing the war. In these works, the refugee claims ... More


Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Giorgio Mariani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The notion that war plays a fundamental role in the United States' idea of itself obscures the rich—and by no means naïve—seam of anti-war thinking that winds through American culture. This book ... More


Epilogue

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Opera

Drawing from the author’s family history, the epilogue discusses how opera culture could permeate different social classes, accompany dislocation of personal root, and be felt in communities near and ... More


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