Lecturer Maxine Hong Kingston ’62, M.Ed. ’65 Awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts

By rscc

Author and longtime Berkeley lecturer Maxine Hong Kingston ’62, M.Ed. ’65 was awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts at a recent White House ceremony!

Best known for her books The Woman Warrior and China Men, Kingston’s “novels and non-fiction have examined how the past influences our present, and her voice has strengthened our understanding of Asian American identity, helping shape our national conversation about culture, gender, and race,” according to a White House statement.

Read More here: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/07/28/maxine-hong-kingston-wins-national-medal-of-arts/