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Maxine Hong Kingston: From Woman Warrior to Book of Peace
The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Kieve Distinguished Speaker Lecture. This year's speaker will be Maxine Hong Kingston.
Maxine Hong Kingston is a senior lecturer for creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. For her memoirs and fiction, The Fifth Book of Peace, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, and Hawai'i One Summer, she has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the title of Living Treasure of Hawaii. Her books are widely taught in literature and other courses.