Study Guide

The Joy Luck Club Characters

By Amy Tan

Suyuan Woo

One of our first introductions to Suyuan is as the founder of the Joy Luck Club—or rather,...

An-mei Hsu

Even more than the other members of the Joy Luck Club women, An-mei believes in the mama-daughter...

Lindo Jong

If we asked you to characterize the wind, we bet you'd come up with adjectives like "flighty,"...

Ying-ying St. Clair

We'll admit it: we think Ying-ying has the most tragic story among the members of the Joy Luck...

Jing-mei (June) Woo

Jing-mei is strong willed (she got it from her mama) but a lot of that strength of will manifests...

Waverly Jong

Waverly is the character we love to hate...or maybe the character we hate to love. It's...

Rose Hsu Jordan

Rose is initially as passive and delicate as her name suggests. She liked playing the victim role...

Lena St. Clair

Lena’s marriage is best symbolized by...a balance sheet. (How romantic, right?)She and her...