The Woman Warrior

Institute History

  • 1984 Directors Lab


The Woman Warrior is about a Chinese-American girl who lives with her family, partly in Stockton, California, post-World War II, but also partly in a fabulous China that exists solely in her imagination. Outwardly shy, inside her dreams she is the daring swordswoman in her mother's chanted tales. It is a story about how she survives the pressures imposed on her by two cultures.


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