History/GWS 249 Reading Guide

Chinese American Daughters

  • Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior:  Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (1976), finish.


  • How does Kingston describe the issues with which she was struggling?  By what methods does Kingston capture that struggle?  What has Kingston resolved by the end of her non-fictional account?
  • How representative is her experience—or her rendition of her experience—as a second generation Chinese-American woman?  Is that the point?  Is that her point?