Kingston, Maxine Hong: Further Reading

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MAXINE HONG KINGSTON: FURTHER READING

Bibliography

Huang, Guiyou. "Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-)." In Asian American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliograpical Critical Source-book, edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson, pp. 138-55. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Extensive bibliography of secondary sources which includes articles and reviews from both scholarly and popular journals and books.

Biographies

Sabine, Maureen. Maxine Hong Kingston's Broken Book of Life: An Intertextual Study of the Woman Warrior and China Men. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004, 229 p.

Bio-critical examination of Kingston's life and works.

Wang, Jennie. "Maxine Hong Kingston." In A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English, edited by Erin Fallon, R. C. Feddersen, James Kurtzleben, Maurice A. Lee, and Susan Rochette-Crawley, pp. 234-40. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Short biographical introduction to Kingston's life and work.

Wong, Sau-ling Cynthia, ed. Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior : A Casebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, 193 p.

Biography of Kingston that also provides a critical review of The Woman Warrior.

Criticism

Chin, Frank. "This Is Not an Autobiography," Genre 18, no. 2 (1985): 109-30.

Argues that autobiography is not a Chinese genre, and that Kingston effectively "sells out" in her writing.

Feng, Pin-chia. The Female Bildungsroman by Toni Morrison and Maxine Hong Kingston: A Postmodern Reading. New York: Peter Lang, 1998, 193 p.

Examines the role of the bildungsroman in Morrison and Kingston.

Ho, Wendy. "Mother/Daughter Writing and the Politics of Race and Sex in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior." In Asian Americans: Comparative and Global Perspectives, edited by Shirley Hune, Hyung-chan Kim, Stephen S. Fugita, and Amy Ling, pp. 225-38. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1991.

Examines the mother-daughter relationship in The Woman Warrior.

Huntley, E. D. Maxine Hong Kingston: A Critical Companion. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001, 204 p.

Critical appraisal of Kingston with bibliographical resources.

Kramer, Jane. "The Woman Warrior." The New York Times Book Review (7 November 1976): 1, 18, 20.

Favorable review of The Woman Warrior.

Madsen, Deborah L. Maxine Hong Kingston. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000, 156 p.

Explores thematic and stylistic aspects of Kingston's work.

Rabine, Leslie W. "No Lost Paradise: Social Gender and Symbolic Gender in the Writings of Maxine Hong Kingston." Signs 12, no. 3 (spring 1987): 471-92.

Aims to "reconcile insights of symbolic and social feminism" in Kingston's work.

Schueller, Malini. "Questioning Race and Gender Definitions: Dialogic Subversion in The Woman Warrior." Criticism 31, no. 4 (fall 1989): 421-37.

Considers gender and ethnic identity in The Woman Warrior.

Simmons, Diane. Maxine Hong Kingston. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1999, 184 p.

Full-length critical study, prefaced by an insightful 50-page biographical introduction to Kingston's life.

Skandera-Trombley, Laura E., ed. Critical Essays on Maxine Hong Kingston. New York: G. K. Hall, 1999, 359 p.

Collection of numerous critical essays, fairly evenly divided in coverage of The Woman Warrior, China Men, and Tripmaster Monkey.

Wogowitsch, Margit. Narrative Strategies and Multicultural Identity: Maxine Hong Kingston in Context. Wien: Braumüller, 1995, 179 p.

Comprehensive examination of Kingston with lengthy bibliography.

OTHER SOURCES FROM GALE:

Additional coverage of Kingston's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: American Writers Supplement, Vol. 5; Asian American Literature; Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vols. 8, 55; Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction: Biography and Resources, Vol. 2; Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography Supplement; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 69-72; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 13, 38, 74, 87; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vols. 12, 19, 58, 121; Contemporary Novelists, Ed. 7; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 173, 212; Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook, 1980; DISCovering Authors Modules: Multicultural and Novelists; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; Feminist Writers; Literature and Its Times, Vol. 5; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Modern American Women Writers; Novels for Students, Vol. 6; Reference Guide to American Literature, Ed. 4; Short Stories for Students, Vol. 3; Something about the Author, Vol. 53; and World Literature Criticism Supplement.

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