Kingston, Maxine Hong: Further Reading

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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.


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.


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.


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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