Maxine Hong Kingston Papers contain typescripts, proofs and galleys, announcements, reviews, and related material for Kingston's books, The Woman Warrior and China Men, as well as other material related to her writing. The collection dates from 1952 to 1999 and has been divided into six
series: Books; Other Writings; Correspondence; Professional Papers; Biographical Research Materials; Teaching Career; and
Personal and Family Papers. In addition to her writings, the collection includes documentation of Kingston's teaching career,
speaking engagements, and honors. The correspondence is particularly rich and includes correspondence with other well-known
authors, including Joan Didion and Jessica Hagedorn, publishers, and fans. Family correspondence can be found in the Personal
and Family Papers series.
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.
Number of containers: 61 boxes, 16 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 volume
Linear feet: approximately 30
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owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Collection is open for research.