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    DescriptionA first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family, and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present

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    The Woman Warrior
    Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kingston Maxine Hong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679721888
    ISBN 10: 0679721886

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    LC classification: CT275.K576
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    LC classification: CT275.K5764 A33 1989
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    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    31 December 1989
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Maxine Hong Kingston is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who operated a gambling house in the 1940s, when Maxine was born, and then a laundry where Kingston and her brothers and sisters toiled long hours. Kingston graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1962 from the University of California at Berkeley, and, in the same year, married actor Earll Kingston, whom she had met in an English course. The couple has one son, Joseph, who was born in 1963. They were active in antiwar activities in Berkeley, but in 1967 the Kingstons headed for Japan to escape the increasing violence and drugs of the antiwar movement. They settled instead in Hawai'i, where Kingston took various teaching posts. They returned to California seventeen years later, and Kingston resumed teaching writing at the University of California, Berkeley. While in Hawai'i, Kingston wrote her first two books. The Woman Warrior, her first book, was published in 1976 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award, making her a literary celebrity at age thirty-six. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award. Still today, both books are widely taught in literature and other classes. Kingston has earned additional awards, including the PEN West Award for Fiction for Tripmaster Monkey, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the National Humanities Medal, which was conferred by President Clinton, as well as the title "Living Treasure of Hawai'i" bestowed by a Honolulu Buddhist church. Her most recent books include a collection of essays, Hawai'i One Summer, and latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace. Kingston is currently Senior Lecturer Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.
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    A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.