Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 January 2005

232 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719062070

Bookseller Code (06)


Amy Tan

Bella Adams

Published by Manchester University Press

Contemporary World Writers MUP

  • The first study of Tan's entire oeuvre, with individual chapters on 'The Joy Luck Club', 'The Kitchen God's Wife', 'The Hundred Secret Senses', and 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'
  • Offers close readings of her work in the context of broader debates about the representation of identity, history and reality
  • In contrast to mainstream critics, looks beyond the stereoptypes which appear in Tan's texts
  • Students will find this an accessible and probing study
  • Scholars will welcome this contrbution to the understanding of a key figure in contemporary literature, Chinese-American and general postcolonial questions of representation

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