On Discovery Summary
Maxine Hong Kingston

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On Discovery Summary

"On Discovery" was first published in 1980 in Maxine Hong Kingston's second book, China Men, Along with another vignette, "On Fathers," "On Discovery," serves as a prologue to the family stories and histories contained within the volume. A blend of history, fiction, myth, and autobiography, China Men is a companion volume to Kingston's groundbreaking 1976 work, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts. The story of a Chinese sojourner, or traveler, who makes several...

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