Study Guide

American Born Chinese Friendship

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In American Born Chinese, Wei-Chen does all sorts of things to support Jin, and that extends to showing Jin what Chinese American culture is all about. Friendship in the novel isn't just about two guys having each other's back: it's about showing your friend who he really is.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Is Jin a good friend to Wei-Chen?
  2. Is Greg really looking out for Amelia's best interests when he tells Jin to back off?
  3. Why does Wei-Chen forgive Jin? Would you?
  4. Is the Monkey King his arrogant self in the beginning because he doesn't have any real friends?

Chew on This

Friends keep you honest and down-to-earth.

You should forgive and forget if your friend does something wrong.

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