The Cultural Gap In Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan's "Joy Luck Club" contains a display of the challenges faced by four China-born women and their Americanized daughters. The relationship between these women and their American daughters show the struggle of how loving intentions can be misinterpreted.
This is the case for American-born Chinese youth that struggle with parents who are immigrants from China. Raising their children in a country that they're foreign to, makes the job of parenting twice as hard. With the emerging conflict of dual cultures, communication problems arise and create tension in the family.
"My parents are so strict," said Brian Wong, a 21 year old senior at San Jose State University. "This ...

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to the American culture. Once Wong started school, his surrounding influenced him, as in his friends who spoke "perfect" English and his teachers who taught and exposed him to the American culture.
"It was like I was bringing home the American culture to my parents everytime I learned something new in school," Wong recalls. "I remember bringing home the first permission slip to go on a field trip when I was in kindergarten. My parents couldn't get over the fact that field trips existed. They thought going to school meant staying at school and not leaving the playground. They weren't too happy about letting me go until my teacher explained to them that the field trip would be educational."
Differing cultural values and style of parenting, as in Chinese versus American, tend to enhance family conflicts between parents and children. For many parents, teachers, and those interacting with Chinese youth, these values are or can become important areas of concern. By ...

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