Kingston, Maxine Hong

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Maxine Hong Kingston was born October 27, 1940 in Stockton, California. She received her B.A. degree in Education from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962. Kingston taught high school English and mathematics in Hayward, Calif., and various subjects in a number of schools in Hawaii, and was a visiting associate professor of English at the University of Hawaii.

Her book, Woman Warrior: Memoirs Of A Girlhood Among Ghosts, which was published in 1976, received a general nonfiction award from the National Book Critics Circle in the same year. China Men, published in 1980, received an American Book Award in 1981.

Kingston has also contributed stories and articles to a number of magazines, including American Girl, English Journal, Viva, New West, American Heritage, and Washington Post.

Adapted from Contemporary Authors, vol. 69.

From the guide to the Maxine Hong Kingston papers, 1952-1999, (The Bancroft Library)

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referencedIn Focus on Women. [Show nos. 1-438]. [videorecording] / Produced in the studios of Cox Cable New York. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Illustrative material for Maxine Hong Kingston's Through the black curtain [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Willrich, Patricia Rowe. Papers, 1949-1996. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver portraits of poets, authors, and artists [graphic] / photographed by Christopher Felver. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Ziff, Lloyd. Happy birthday N.B.C.C. 1974-1984 ; the National Book Critics Circle tenth anniversary, 1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Kingston, Maxine Hong. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn New Yorker records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sam Abrams papers RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Kingston, Maxine Hong. Maxine Hong Kingston papers, circa 1989-1997. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rogin, Deborah. The woman warrior / by Deborah Rogin, adapted from the novels The Woman Warrior and China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston, 1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn [Maxine Hong Kingston] [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Kingston, Maxine Hong. Maxine Hong Kingston papers, 1952-1999. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Patricia Rowe Willrich Papers, 1949-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Maxine Hong Kingston papers, 1952-1999 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Focus on Women. Videotapes, 1983-1993 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949-. Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn photograph collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Didion, Joan, person
associatedWith Felver, Christopher, 1946- person
associatedWith Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949- person
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correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogin, Deborah. person
correspondedWith Willrich, Patrica Rowe person
correspondedWith Willrich, Patricia Rowe. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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Authors, American
Women authors, American
Chinese American authors


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Active 1999

Birth 1940





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