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Maxine Hong Kingston

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...

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China Men
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1989
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72328-8 (0-679-72328-5)

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. Read more






The Fifth Book of Peace
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$17.95/20.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-76063-4 (0-679-76063-6)

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... Read more






I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-45459-1 (0-307-45459-2)

In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral...

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Tripmaster Monkey
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1990
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72789-7 (0-679-72789-2)

Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s. Read more






The Woman Warrior, China Men
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston, Introduction by Mary Gordon
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2005
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4384-2 (1-4000-4384-0)

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Here–for the first time in one volume–are two classic, brilliantly original works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. In both books Maxine Hong Kingston mines her family’s past and her culture’s stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power.

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The Woman Warrior
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1989
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72188-8 (0-679-72188-6)

A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity. Read more





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