The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior

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

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

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Author : Maureen Sabine
  • ISBN-10 : 0824827848
  • Release : 2004-02-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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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.

China Men

China Men

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • ISBN-10 : 9780679723288
  • Release : 1989
  • Genre: History
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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.

CliffsNotes on Kingston s Woman Warrior

CliffsNotes on Kingston s Woman Warrior

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Soon-Leng Chua
  • ISBN-10 : 9780544184602
  • Release : 2004-03-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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This is a powerful study of what it is like to grow up Chinese in America. The dichotomy of values and the cleaving of a life in two cultures, which must yet be lived in one united whole, make this both compelling and informative.

Mulan

Mulan

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Author : Faye-Lynn Wu
  • ISBN-10 : 0062803417
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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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.

The Fifth Book of Peace

The Fifth Book of Peace

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

Textual Practice

Textual Practice

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Terence Hawkes
  • ISBN-10 : 9781134893232
  • Release : 2005-10-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

From Girl to Woman

From Girl to Woman

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Author : Christy Rishoi
  • ISBN-10 : 0791457214
  • Release : 2003-03-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

Women as Sites of Culture

Women as Sites of Culture

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Susan Shifrin
  • ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106011280390
  • Release : 2002
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Exploring the ways in which women have formed and defined expressions of culture in a range of geographical, political, and historical settings, this collection of essays examines women's figurative and literal roles as "sites" of culture from the 16th century to the present day. The diversity of chronological, geographical and cultural subjects investigated by the contributors-from the 16th century to the 20th, from Renaissance Italy to Puritan Boston to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to post-war Japan, from parliamentary politics to the politics of representation-provides a range of historical outlooks. The collection brings an unusual variety of methodological approaches to the project of discovering intersections among women's studies, literary studies, cultural studies, history, and art history, and expands beyond the Anglo- and Eurocentric focus often found in other works in the field. The volume presents an in-depth, investigative study of a tightly-constructed set of crucial themes, including that of the female body as a governing trope in political and cultural discourses; the roles played by women and notions of womanhood in redefining traditions of ceremony, theatricality and spectacle; women's iconographies and personal spaces as resources that have shaped cultural transactions and evolutions; and finally, women's voices-speaking and writing, both-as authors of cultural record and destiny. Throughout the volume the themes are refracted chronologically, geographically, and disciplinarily as a means to deeper understanding of their content and contexts. Women as Sites of Culture represents a productive collaboration of historians from various disciplines in coherently addressing issues revolving around the roles of gender, text, and image in a range of cultures and periods.