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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong KingstonAKA Maxine Hong

Born: 27-Oct-1940
Birthplace: Stockton, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Woman Warrior

Father: Tom Hong (owned a Chinese laundry, d. 1991)
Mother: Ying Lan Chew
Husband: Earll Kingston (actor, m. 1962, one son)
Son: Joseph Lawrence Chung Mei (b. 1964)

    University: AB, University of California at Berkeley (1962)
    Teacher: Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1981
    American Book Award 1981 for China Men
    National Humanities Medal 1997
    Chinese Ancestry

Author of books:
The Woman Warrior (1976)
China Men (1980)
Tripmaster Monkey, His Fake Book (1988, novel)
Hawaii One Summer (1998, essays)
To Be the Poet (2002)
The Fifth Book of Peace (2003)
I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2011, memoir)

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