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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.

About the Author

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, Hawaii One Summer, and latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace. Kingston is currently Senior Lecturer Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

On discovery — On fathers — The father from China. The ghostmate — The great grandfather of the Sandalwood Mountains. On mortality — On mortality again — The grandfather of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The laws — Alaska China men — The making of more Americans. The wild man of the green swamp — The adventures of Lo Bun Sun — The American father. The Li sao : an elegy — The brother in Vietnam. The hundred-year-old man — On listening.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307787811
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History : Asia - China
Author:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Subject:
United states
Subject:
California
Subject:
General
Subject:
California Biography.
Subject:
China
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19890423
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
308

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » China

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