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Maxine Hong Kingston National Medal of Arts Awarded In 2014

Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston

Award Name : National Medal of Arts

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Arts

Location : Stockton, California, United States


Maxine Hong Kingston (born October 27, 1940) is a Chinese American author and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. Kingston has written three novels and several works of non-fiction about the experiences of Chinese immigrants living in the United States.

She has contributed to the feminist movement with such works as her memoir The Woman Warrior, which discusses gender and ethnicity and how these concepts affect the lives of women. Kingston has received several awards for her contributions to Chinese American Literature including the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1981 for China Men.In 2014,she receives the National Medal of Arts award.


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