Kingston, Maxine Hong

About Maxine Hong Kingston

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Biography and Interview (National Endowment for the Arts)

Filmography (IMDb)



Suciu, Andreia-Irina. “Voices and Voicing in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior." Americana, vol. 10, no. 1, 2014

Ives, Nancy R. “I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.” Library Journal, vol. 135, no. 15, 2010

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 257, no. 45, 2010

Lim, Shirley Geok-lin. “The Woman Warrior: Her Planetary Asian American Imagination.” American Book Review, vol. 31, no. 1, 2009

Ho, Wendy. “Maxine Hong Kingston's Broken Book of Life: An Intertextual Study of The Woman Warrior and China Men.” Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 52, no. 1, 2006

San Juan Jr., E. “The Fifth Book of Peace.” Amerasia Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, 2005

Bartelt, Kathryn R. “The Fifth Book of Peace.” Library Journal, vol. 128, no. 12, 2003

Klausner, Lewis. “To Be the Poet.” Women's Studies, vol. 32, no. 3, 2003

Ratliff, Ron. “To Be the Poet.” Library Journal, vol. 127, no. 16, 2002

Tyler, Anne. “Manic Monologue.” New Republic, vol. 200, no. 16, 1998

Schreiber, L.A. “The Big, Big Show of Wittman Ah Sing.” New York Times Book Review, 23 Mar. 1989

Tyler, Anne. “China Men.” New Republic, vol. 182, no. 25, 1980



Cheung, Alexis. “’I Can Write My Shadow’: Alexis Cheung Interviews Maxine Hong Kingston.” LA Review of Books, 22 Dec. 2016

Beck, Koa. “Interview: Maxine Hong Kingston, Author of I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.” Smith Magazine, 1 Mar. 2011

Rustin, Susanna. “Maxine Hong Kingston: Singing along with Whitman.” The Guardian, 26 Apr. 2011

Shan, Te-Hsing. “A Veteran of Words and Peace: An Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston.” Amerasia Journal, vol. 34, no. 1, 2008

Cheung, King-Kok. Words Matter: Conversations with Asian American Writers, 2000

Skenazy, Paul, and Tera Martin (eds.), Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston, 1998



Tong, Donna T. “Maxine Hong Kingston’s China Men.” Explicator, vol. 76, no. 1, 2018

Lee, Julia H. Understanding Maxine Hong Kingston, 2018

Malkawi, Sohaib. “Mother Complex and Mythopeic Influence in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior.” East-West Cultural Passage, vol. 17, no. 2, 2017

Chen, Yu Min (Claire). “The Contested Autobiographical Space: Reimagining China in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, vol. 38, 2016

Ziarkowska, Joanna. Retold Stories, Untold Histories: Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko on the Politics of Imagining the Past, 2013

Parrott, Jill M. “Power and Discourse: Silence as Rhetorical Choice in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior.” Rhetorica, vol. 30, no. 4, 2012

Hsu Shounan. “Writing, Event, and Peace: The Art of Peace in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Fifth Book of Peace.” College Literature, vol. 37, no. 2, 2010

San Juan Jr., E. “Dialectics of Aesthetics and Politics in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Fifth Book of Peace.” Criticism, vol. 51, no. 2, 2009

Mackin, Jonna. “Split Infinities: The Comedy of Performative Identity in Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 46, no. 3, 2005

Maxey, Ruth. “‘The East is Where Things Begin’: Writing the Ancestral Homeland in Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston.” Orbis Litterarum, vol. 60, no. 1, 2005

Chew, Shirley. “'Double Binds Around My Feet': The Enormity of the Everyday in Women's Writing and Writing about Women.” Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2005

Feng, Pin-Chia. The Female 'Bildungsroman' by Toni Morrisson and Maxine Hong Kingston: A Postmodern Reading, 1998



Autobiography/Life Writings

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2011)

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace (2006)

The Fifth Book of Peace (2003)

To Be the Poet (2002)

Through the Black Curtain (1987)

Hawai'i One Summer (1987)

China Men (1980)

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (1976)



Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

No Name Woman (1975)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Celeste Ng and Maxine Hong Kingston Answer Questions about The Woman Warrior. YouTube, 29 Aug. 2019

A Conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston. YouTube, 20 Aug. 2014

2011 F. Scott Fitzgerald Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston. YouTube, 21 Nov. 2011

Maxine Hong Kingston Reads from I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. YouTube 9 Apr. 2011

Lunch Poems: Maxine Hong Kingston Reads from The Woman Warrior. YouTube, 1 Feb. 2008