Topics for Collaborative Discussion

Joy Luck Club: Chinese Mothers and American Daughters

How do the different cultural upbringings between the mothers and daughters create distance between them? Select one mother daughter pair to analyze more closely. Analyze how the mother’s upbringing in China and the daughter’s childhood in America made it hard for them to relate to each other.

Once you have posted your response, read the responses posted by your peers. Reply thoughtfully to a peer who selected a different multiple choice option. What did you learn from his/her response? Compliment strong points made, ask questions, make connections and build on the ideas shared.

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English & Language Arts,

Grade Levels

Higher Education, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 7-8,


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