The Joy Luck Club
Foreignness and 'The Other' Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
"What is this nonsense?" I asked her, putting the strips of paper in my pocket, thinking I should study these classical American sayings.
"They are fortunes," she explained. American people think Chinese people write these sayings."
"But we never say such things!" I said. "These things don’t make sense. These are not fortunes, they are bad instructions." (IV.3.60)
An example of America inventing its own ideas about China.