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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

In the movie version of the novel, Ming-na Wen plays Jing-mei. Later in her career, Ming-na Wen played a different girl named Jing-mei, on ER. (Source)

The Joy Luck Club began when Tan wrote a short story about a Chinese-American girl with a gift for chess, whose mother was simultaneously her best ally and worst enemy. (Source)

Amy Tan’s mother left a daughter behind in China when she immigrated to America. Tan met her sister when she traveled to China with her mother. (Source)

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