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Awards

Winner of the 1981 National Book Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Woven from memory, myth, and fact — a journey into the hearts and minds of Chinese men in America: the grandfather who slaved in the Sierra Nevadas on the transcontinental railroad?the father who danced down Fifth Avenue, like Fred Astaire, on days off from the laundry?and the son who returned to China to find release from his dead mother's angry spirit. Here is an accomplished storyteller's remarkably beautiful tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

Review:

"A history at once savage and beautiful, a combination of bone-grinding reality and luminous fantasy." New Republic

Review:

"Superb...humorous...magical. We are in the presence of a splendid raconteur, who shares with us the myths and stories that emerge from the lode of a culture's deepest realities." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"China Men is a voyage itself, to China and back. It will come to be regarded as one of the classic American works on the experience of immigration...a work of enormous power, feeling and understanding." Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Maxine Hong Kingston lives in California with her husband, actor Earll Kingston. She is also the author of The Woman Warrior, Tripmaster Monkey, and The Fifth Book of Peace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679723288
Author:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
California Biography.
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
v. 27, no. 6
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x.69 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679723288 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A history at once savage and beautiful, a combination of bone-grinding reality and luminous fantasy."
"Review" by , "Superb...humorous...magical. We are in the presence of a splendid raconteur, who shares with us the myths and stories that emerge from the lode of a culture's deepest realities."
"Review" by , "China Men is a voyage itself, to China and back. It will come to be regarded as one of the classic American works on the experience of immigration...a work of enormous power, feeling and understanding."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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