Cultural Identity In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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The concept of “cultural identity” is a person’s ability to feel as if they belong to a particular crowd. It amounts to one’s self-perception in relation to any type of socially divergent culture such as one’s ethnicity, race, social rank, or even one’s generation. The Joy Luck Club, published in 1989, by Amy Tan is a novel consisting of several individual stories regarding the lives of four Chinese women who fled their country during the 1940s due to war and their Asian-American daughters. Jing-mei Woo, also known as her Americanized name “June,” is one of those daughters. She joins the “Joy Luck Club” and listens to the older Chinese women pass on their stories about the obstacles they faced between their daughters and themselves in regards