Cheung, King-Kok. Articulate Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993. A discussion of all three authors’ use of what Cheung terms “double-voiced discourse” as they demonstrate the arbitrary nature of “truth” and “history” through appropriation and subversion of their culture’s dominant discourse.
Gao, Yan. The Art of Parody: Maxine Hong Kingston’s Use of Chinese Sources. New York: Peter Lang, 1996. Discusses all of Kingston’s works, emphasizing her skill in avoiding mythological stereotypes as she adapts Chinese stories to shape her vision of American culture.
Huntley, E. D. Maxine Hong Kingston: A Critical Companion. Greenwood, 2001. A guide to the novels.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston, edited by Paul Skenazy and Tera Martin. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1998. Collection of interviews of Kingston by various interviewers.
Ludwig, Sami. Concrete Language: Intercultural Communication in Maxine Hong Kingston’s “The Woman Warrior” and Ishmael Reed’s “Mumbo Jumbo.” Cross Cultural Communication 2. New York: Peter Lang, 1996. This study of intercultural communication includes a bibliography.
Simmons, Diane. Maxine Hong Kingston. New York: Twayne, 1999. Complete biography, discussion of works, chronology, conversations with Kingston, and bibliography.
Skandera-Trombley, Laura, ed. Critical Essays on Maxine Hong Kingston. New York: G. K. Hall, 1998. An interesting and informative collection made all the more valuable by the inclusion of an interview with, and a statement by, Kingston that elucidates her view of the critical reception of her works.
Smith, Jeanne Rosier. Writing Tricksters: Mythic Gambols in American Ethnic Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Discusses Kingston’s three major works as focused on Chinese trickster myths and figures, particularly the monkey, stressing the trickster nature of Kingston’s narrative itself, which remains subversive and paradoxical.
Wong, Sau-Ling Cynthia, ed. Maxine Hong Kingston’s “The Woman Warrior”: A Casebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. A collection of essay that includes discussion of Kingston’s reception in China.