Kingston, Maxine Hong

Kingston, Maxine Hong,

1940–, American writer, b. Stockton, Calif., grad. Univ. of California, Berkeley (1962). The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she explores the experience of living astride two different cultures in much of her work. Her first book, The Woman Warrior (1976), is part family history, part myth and folktale. China Men (1980) is a collection of stories about the discrimination faced by immigrant Chinese men. Her other works include Tripmaster Monkey (1989), To Be the Poet (2002), written mainly in verse, The Fifth Book of Peace (2003), and I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2011), a memoir in verse. She edited Veterans of War, Veterans for Peace (2006), a collection of prose and verse rooted in writing workshops she gave for veterans.
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Kingston, Maxine (Ting Ting) Hong

(1940–  ) writer; born in Stockton, Calif. She studied at the University of California: Berkeley (B.A. 1962; teaching certificate 1965). She married Earll Kingston (1962), taught at a variety of high schools in Hawaii and California (1965–69), and at the college level (1970). She divided her time between Hawaii and Studio City, Calif. She often blended legend and autobiography in her nonfiction books, such as The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (1976) and China Men (1980). She also wrote many stories and articles for periodicals.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Kingston, Maxine Hong. "Introduction." Learning True Love: Practicing Buddhism in a Time of War.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. Ttipmaster Monkey: His Fake Book.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior: A Memoir of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. "Imagined Life." Michigan Quarterly Review 22 (1983): 561-70.
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