Analysis the Gender Conflicts of The Joy Luck Club

Lihua CHEN, Man XIONG

Abstract


Amy Tan shot to fame and became one of the famous best-selling writers for the work The Joy Luck Club in America. As a female Chinese-American writer, Amy Tan successfully edged herself into American mainstream culture after Kingston and since then American publishers started paying much more attention to Chinese American writer and more of their works entered into mainstream society which set off a boom of Chinese American literature. The novel describes four women with different characters and fates to immigrate to the USA when facing the disasters of the country and their life and it also covers the growing experience of four daughters of the four women. This paper focuses on this novel and analyzes it from the perspectives of narrative point of view, narrative voice, narrative language features and narrative content; all of it is based on the theories that is the distinguishing features in men’s and women’s writing in order to find out the writing characteristic, furthermore in some extent, it will provide a new perspective for literature criticism and research on The Joy Luck Club.


Keywords


The Joy Luck Club; Gender; Women writing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7936

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