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2018.033.001 The Family Journey of Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston born on October 27, 1940, is an award-winning author and poet, noted for her novels and non-fiction writing concerning the Chinese American experience. Her work blends elements of her cultural heritage and folklore, and often comments on issues of gender, ethnicity, and oppression. In this interview, Maxine discusses her family, her childhood, her education, and her achievement as author and being a Chinese American. She reflects on the legacy that she leaves to her granddaughter.