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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston (湯婷婷; born October 27, 1940) is an American writer. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1078 KB)[edit] Summary Maxine Hong Kingston by David Shankbone. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1078 KB)[edit] Summary Maxine Hong Kingston by David Shankbone. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


She was born as Maxine Ting Ting Hong to a laundry house owner in Stockton, California. She was the first of six children to be born in the United States. Her parents had two children before coming to this country. She is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Joaquin County Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Her works often reflect on her cultural heritage and blend fiction with non-fiction. Among her works are The Woman Warrior (1976), awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and China Men (1980), given the same award. She has written one novel, Tripmaster Monkey, a story depicting a character based on the mythical Chinese character Sun Wu Kong. Her most recent books are To Be The Poet and The Fifth Book of Peace. The cover of the Vintage International hardcover edition of The Woman Warrior. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


She was awarded the 1997 National Humanities Medal by President of the United States Bill Clinton. Kingston was a member of the committee to choose the design for the California commemorative quarter. She was arrested in March 2003 in Washington, D.C., for crossing a police line during a protest against the war in Iraq. In April, 2007, Hong Kingston was awarded the Northern California Book Award Special Award in Publishing for her most recent novel Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace (2006), edited by Maxine Hong Kingston. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... This article is about protests concerning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...


She married Earll Kingston in 1962. They live in Oakland and have one child, Joseph Lawrence Chung Mei, born in 1964. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Kingston was honored as a 175th Speaker Series writer at Emma Willard School in September 2005. The Emma Willard School, originally called Troy Female Semninary and often referred to simply as Emma, is an independent university-preparatory day and boarding school for young women, located in Troy, New York offering grades 9-12 and PG. It was founded by the womens advocate Emma Willard in...


Selected works

  • Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston, Koa Books, 2006.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, Knopf distributed by Random House, 1976. The cover of the Vintage International hardcover edition of The Woman Warrior. ...

  • China Men, Knopf, 1980.
  • Through the Black Curtain, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1987.
  • Hawai'i One Summer (essays), Meadow Press, San Francisco, 1987.
  • Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (novel), Knopf, 1989.
  • To Be the Poet (nonfiction), Harvard University Press, 2002.
  • The Fifth Book of Peace (nonfiction), Brent, 2006

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Maxine Hong Kingston Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography (1527 words)
Maxine Hong Kingston (born 1940) is one of the first Asian American writers in the United States to achieve great acclaim for both her nonfiction and fiction.
Kingston has said that she thinks she was a storyteller from the moment she was born because she very much wanted to write down everything her mother told her.
Kingston is hopeful that the day will soon come when she is no longer considered "exotic." She would like to be viewed as someone who writes and teaches about Americans and what it means to be human.
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