The author, Molly Merryman, earned her Ph.D., from Bowling Green State University in 1995 in American Culture Studies. She teaches at Kent State, and is associated with History and Justice Studies, American Studies, and Women’s programs. She is also a documentary film maker, who has received national and international screenings and awards, along with three Emmys. Merryman’s book, Clipped Wings, includes a useful index, that has cross-referencing for both topics and names. The bibliography of this book is organized into categories of different sources, such as articles, books, government documents, etc.
The article is about Jennie Chine Hansen speech that was given for the Chinese American Women Oral History Project. Hansen discusses in her speech about the ways exclusion, participation and empowerment shaped not just her life but the lives of all Chinese people living in America. Hansen during her speech also talks about the brief history of Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892 and how that had a significant impact on the parents and grandparents of Chinese American women. She also talks about how there are two generations, the ones who were born in China and the ones who were born in America. She discusses how there is an alienation from her parents and other Chinese people who never learned to speak English who live in America.
Denise K. Lajmodiere “American Indian Females and Stereotypes: Warriors, Leaders, Healers, Feminists; Not Drudges, Princesses, Prostitutes.” National Association for Multicultural Education (2013): 104-109. Web. 7 Sept. 2015. This article, written by native female author Denise K. Lajmodiere highlights the racial stereotypes that surround Native American women and how they are historically inaccurate.
Women should not be allowed to join certain parts of the military because of the physical liabilities. In the article, “Sending Women to War” by Mark Thompson, He explains how the controversy about women in the army. Women have not been able to join the military for hundreds of years, and ,in 1993, the air force finally accepted a women and started a movement. Women are now allowed to participate in many sections are the army but some sections are off limits to them. Women are not allowed to join certain sections of the army because of their physical structure.
Jacoway, Peggy. “Womanhood in War”. The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 1, No.4, December 1942 For my second article review, I chose to read Peggy Jacoway’s article, titled, “Womanhood in War” At the time of this article, Ms. Jacoway lived in Kansas City, Missouri.
In The Woman Warrior, Kingston describes the everyday ghosts she sees as a symbolic reference to the unknown people who she cannot identify with in order to illustrate to the reader how isolated she felt around the ghosts. As Kingston and her family continue to live in America, they perceive everyone as unknown because they are very different by culture, race, and way of living. Kingston feels isolated because she is not able to speak English very well, everyone around her thinks she is "strange" because she does not look "normal" in an American society. In addition, her parents do not pay as much attention to her as they do with her brothers because they cherish them over her. She does not care about her grades because her parents would only
Lizzy S. Ruacho Mrs. Jarrell AP English lll 4 April 2016 The Woman Warrior In order for people to move into the future, they must first accept themselves and their past. It is also a necessity in human nature to find a purpose as well as their social role in their environment in order to know which direction to take in life and live in peace and harmony. Maxine Hong Kingstone captures the essence of self-identity in The Woman Warrior, a memoir of her life as a Chinese-American woman.
In Maxine Hong Kingston’s 1976 novel The Woman Warrior, Hong Kingston, through several novellas, illustrates key moments and stories from her life, including stories of great female warriors like Fa Mulan, and even her own mother, who overcomes adversity and danger, both literal and metaphorical. Through the vehicle of these autobiographical moments and “talk-stories”, Hong Kingston reveals her views on feminism and her views on individual the role and individual liberty of Women in Chinese culture. As a first-generation Chinese-American, she had a very different perspective on her role as a person than her parents, during a time when second-wave feminism was affecting swathes of American cultural ideals. Hong Kingston’s ideas echo many of the key features of this movement, like independence from men, seeking out your own education, and not needing the approval of a man or family to be successful.
The Woman Warrior During early centuries, men received better treatment than women in terms of status socially and politically. Men have political position and runs a business while women stay behind or their home. Maxine Kingston “The Woman Warrior” novel is influenced by this historical event. Her book was an autobiography, and a compilation of folk story told by her Chinese mother.
Elizabeth Leung explains, “I was a good student, extremely docile. That is what girls were supposed to do: obey and be quiet” (Nam 31). Leung expresses her disgust with the common conception about women. She tells on, “I also learned how the great white men of America have been kind enough to educate the wretched countries of the Third World about the
You hurt me! I thought you were born in China, the land of Confucius, Lao-Tze and Buddha. But you are as tough as any white brat I ever met when I was South!” (106). In this single moment, Pearl Chang subverts the power dynamic in two ways.
I still remember how I was once suffocated with the burden of belonging to an Asian cultural background. Being Asian had its perks like getting the divine recognition as of a smart person, the godly praises of being the embodiment of discipline; however, all that gold was nothing more than ordinary glitter. The praises, the recognition, the credibility, it all meant nothing when it came to individual freedom. There was never a day painted in history that my shoulders were not dragged to the ground bearing the burden of family honor, proper code of conduct and well this struggle to be simply, perfect.
“She identifies herself as an American writer whose background is mostly Chinese.” Diana Chang’s description of her identity is crucial to the reader’s understanding of her story, “The Oriental Contingent” for she described her two nationalities as different aspects of her identity, an indication of conflict between them, just how the protagonists, Connie Sung and Lisa Mallory, experienced this conflict for they are both Chinese-American women. In her story, Connie Sung and Lisa Mallory overcome their internal conflict, of how they perceived their own identities to be invalid compared to other Asians, emerge through several elements such as Character, Theme, and Figure of speech by revealing their concealed point of views that showed they