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ChoiceThough Ho has written numerous articles on similar topics, hers is the first book to devote ambitious and in-depth study to this subject. Taking Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, and Fae Myenne Ng's Bone as her basis, the author looks at the 'talking-story' tradition, which is mainly about mothers and daughters and secondly about fathers and daughters. She offers close readings and detailed analyses and interpretations of these books.
Furthermore, she not only gives critical perspectives on Asian (mainly Chinese) Americans, she also presents the history of Chinese immigration to the US and the treatment and images of immigrant Chinese women and men. The book is well-researched with abundant notes and a long list of references. It should be of particular interest to scholars in Asian American studies and women's studies at the upper-division undergraduate level and above.
— Y.L Walls, (Simon Fraser University)