"No Name Woman" and Chinese Culture Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"No Name Woman" and Chinese Culture
This paper is a review of a short story, entitled "No Name Woman" by Maxine Hong Kingston.
# 118017 | 1,809 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses how Maxine Hong Kingston's story, "No Name Woman", serves as a means of reconciling the author's Chinese family's past with her current American life. The paper also discusses how the story is a way of sharing Chinese culture with others. The paper then discusses the story, which describes the infidelity of the author's aunt and the aunt subsequently being cast out from the family.

From the Paper:

"The story begins with her mother telling her about her father's sister, who the family has denied has ever been born. What had happened was, her husband had gone abroad to America to work in the gold mine industry since there was a famine in China. The crops were not doing well, and the economy was suffering badly. Many of the Chinese looked forward to bettering their lives: so, then men left the farms and went abroad to work and send money back home to support their families that still resided on Chinese soil. We know this to be true as Kingston relates."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CliffNotes. "'No Name Woman.'" CliffNotes. 13 May 2007 <http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-162,pageNum-5.html>.
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior. 1975. USA: Vintage Books, 1989.
  • Spark Notes. "The Woman Warrior." Spark Notes. 13 May 2007 <http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/womanwarrior/section1.html>.
  • Yahoo. "The Woman Warrior." Yahoo Homework Help. 13 May 2007 <http://education.yahoo.com/homework_help/cliffsnotes/the_woman_warrior/5.html>.

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