"No Name Woman"


by Maxine Hong Kingston (1940- )

“No Name Woman” is the first section of Maxine Hong Kingston’s earliest book, the acclaimed The Woman Warrior. Born in Stockton, California, of Chinese immigrant parents, she describes her experiences living within two cultures: Chinese and American.  

Photograph Acknowledgement

Actively Reading "No Name Woman"

Commentary and questions adjacent to passages demonstrate critical thinking and reading skills.

Genre Dilemma

Interactive question aids in characterizing “No Name Woman”

Reflecting on "No Name Woman"

Questions relate “No Name Woman” to your own experience.

Writing Prompts

Series of questions aid in writing an essay on “No Name Woman.” They may be used to generate classroom and Web discussions. 

Web Resources

Links provide access to biographical essays and literary criticism.


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