The Life and Works of Amy Tan Term Paper by mdcrews

The Life and Works of Amy Tan
# 1487 | 1,510 words | 3 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Literature (American)

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This paper examines how Amy Tan's life has been a major inspiration for her stories, many of which were based on real events in her life. It looks at how Tan's novels pay homage to her Chinese heritage by depicting many of the customs of the Chinese people and the clash of these with American customs, as well as the struggles between Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters and the ways that their different upbringings have led to different values and beliefs.

From the Paper:

"Amy also went against her mother's wishes by dropping her pre-med classes in order to pursue the study of English and Linguistics, and received her Bachelor's and Masters degrees at San Jose State University. Tan later studied for her doctorate, first at University of California at Santa Cruz, then at Berkeley. In 1974, she and her boyfriend, Louis DeMattei, were married. They later settled in San Francisco (Hall). "

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