Chapter 45. Maxine Hong Kingston

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Helena Grice Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch45

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Grice, H. (2009) Maxine Hong Kingston, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch45

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Aberystwyth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Maxine Hong Kingston;
  • The Woman Warrior in 1976 - Kingston gaining reputation as popular life-writers;
  • The Woman Warrior, The Fifth Book of Peace (2003);
  • The Woman Warrior (1976) - revolution in Asian American literary and feminist studies;
  • Chinese - British Opium War, the Chinese-Japanese War of 1894–5, the Korean War;
  • The Woman Warrior centering upon female life cycle;
  • China Men - Kingston refers to China as “a country I made up”;
  • original title, not “China Men” but “Gold Mountain Heroes”;
  • Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989) - one of bemusement;
  • Fifth Book of Peace - stories, conduit for passing on social responsibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Woman Warrior

  • China Men

  • Tripmaster Monkey

  • The Fifth Book of Peace

  • Kingston's Legacy

  • References and Further Reading