Study Guide

American Born Chinese Characters

By Gene Luen Yang

Jin Wang

Jin's your average male teenager: he's insecure about how he looks, how he acts, how he sounds....

The Monkey King

Think of the most arrogant, egotistical person you know—that's the Monkey King. He's the...

Danny

Think of Danny as Jin's fantasy alter ego—and unlike Jin, Danny's blond and poised for...

Chin-Kee

Think of Chin-Kee as Jin's/Danny's worst fears come alive. He represents everything they don't...

Wei-Chen

Wei-Chen is just about the coolest character in the book. Yeah he can't dress or style his hair...

Suzy Nakamura

What do guys fight about? Girls. But Wei-Chen's girlfriend isn't your typical trophy piece, who...

Amelia Harris

Amelia's basically Jin's goal for the novel. She drives him—unknowingly—to try and be...

Greg

What do you need to know about Greg? He's a jerk. But he wasn't always that way. In elementary...

Tze-Yo-Tzuh

Call him the Chinese version of God. He's everywhere and nowhere, he's the creator of all Earth,...

Wong Lai-Tsao

Humble, kind monk does good, and in so doing, he inspires others to do good too. That's pretty...