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A Cultural Interpretation of Conflicts in The Joy Luck Club

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DOI: 10.25236/iwacle.2018.071


Sunshi Li

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Sunshi Li


The Joy Luck Club is the first novel written by the Chinese American writer Amy Tan, which is controversial since its publication ,some people praise its artistic beauty, others belittle it .In any case , the continuous controversy has raised its popularity .From a critically cultural angle , the paper presents the following conflicts such as different ways of sibling education and expressing one’s feelings and emotions ; different conceptions of marriage and different table etiquette resulting from cultural differences , and probles into the hidden and profound cultural connotation so as to raise the cultural awareness people and enhance the efficient communication and integration of people from different cultures.


Cultural Conflicts, The Joy Luck Club, Cultural Difference, Table Etiquette