Amy Tan (b. 1952)

A selective list of online literary criticism and lighter reading for Chinese American novelist Amy Tan, including signed articles by recognized scholars, peer and editor reviewed articles, and web sites that follow MLA guidelines for web pages.


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literary criticism

Adams, Bella. "Amy Tan." An introduction to Tan, from the Literary Encyclopedia, June 2004 [subscription service]

Adams, Bella. "Representing history in Amy Tan's The Kitchen God's Wife," MELUS Summer 2003 [sub ser, questia]

Ma, Sheng-mei. "Chinese and Dogs" in Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses: Ethnicizing the Primitive a la New Age. MELUS Spring 2001 [first page only, jstor]

Hamilton, Patricia L. "Feng Shui, Astrology, and the Five Elements: Traditional Chinese Belief in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." MELUS Summer 1999 [sub ser, questia]

Xu, Ben. "Memory and the ethnic self: reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." Special Issue: Varieties of Ethnic Criticism, MELUS Spring 1994 [first page only, jstor]

An overview of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, from a class at City U of New York

"Amy Tan," Amy Ling, ed. Brief teaching guide, from textbook publisher Heath

Web page by an Amy Tan fan, with links to newspaper articles and interviews with Amy Tan


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