Maxine Hong Kingston on Imagination and Writing (Part Two)

March 4, 1990

When Maxine Hong Kingston was growing up in Stockton, Calif., she listened to her parents’ stories and memories of their native China. In part two of her 1990 interview with Bill Moyers, she talks about her 1989 novel Tripmaster Monkey in which she created Wittman Ah Sing, a young Chinese-American whose imagination guides his search for the meaning of life.

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