The Woman Warrior
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

The Woman Warrior


  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307759337


The Woman Warrior Book Description :

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


  • Author : Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 0195116542


Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior Book Description :

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
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

The Woman Warrior


  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 0072435194


The Woman Warrior Book Description :

Sensitive account of growing up female and Chinese-American in a California laundry.

Woman Warrior
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Woman Warrior


  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Everbind
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1557446989


Woman Warrior Book Description :

A novel for secondary school English classes with great writing and important themes.

In Search of the Woman Warrior

In Search of the Woman Warrior


  • Author : Richard J. Lane
  • Publisher : Element Books, Limited
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054183614


In Search of the Woman Warrior Book Description :

The authors present the many Warrior Women figures seen throughout history & literature, & a system for determining your Warrior Woman personality.

China Men
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

China Men


  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307787811


China Men Book Description :

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fifth Book of Peace

The Fifth Book of Peace


  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307428578


The Fifth Book of Peace Book Description :

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.

Maxine Hong Kingston s  The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior


  • Author : Kristin Unger
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2008-08-19
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640140909


Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior Book Description :

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 th

America s First Woman Warrior

America s First Woman Warrior


  • Author : Lucy Freeman
  • Publisher : Continuum
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015048757291


America s First Woman Warrior Book Description :

Relates how Deborah Sampson, disguised as a man, fought with the Continental Army during the Revolution

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan


  • Author : Robert D. San Souci
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2000-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0606182578


Fa Mulan Book Description :

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.