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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Kingston, Maxine Hong.,
  • Chinese American women -- Biography -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-193).

Statementedited by Sau-ling Cynthia Wong.
SeriesCasebooks in contemporary fiction
ContributionsWong, Sau-ling Cynthia.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCT275.K5764 A3 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL352110M
ISBN 100195116542, 0195116550
LC Control Number98011577

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  Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, and The Fifth Book of Peace, among other is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation, and Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The full title of the book is The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among narrator, a representation of Maxine Hong Kingston, hears stories of her Chinese heritage told Author: Linda Napikoski. Maxine Hong Kingston, Berkeley, California. K likes. Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of WOMAN WARRIOR and CHINA MEN.*This site is maintained by the author's publisher Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage Followers: K. The Woman Warrior - [Maxine Hong Kingston -] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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