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Why should you read “The Joy Luck Club” 

A TED-ed Production


Get to know Amy Tan’s novel “The Joy Luck Club,” a series of interconnected vignettes centered around four Chinese American families. -- In her Auntie An-mei’s home, Jing-Mei reluctantly takes her seat at the eastern corner of the mahjong table. At the north, south and west corners are her aunties, long-time members of the Joy Luck Club. This gathering is the point of departure for a series of interconnected vignettes in Amy Tan’s debut novel. Sheila Marie Orfano explores why the novel still captivates readers worldwide. Lesson by Sheila Marie Orfano, directed by Kayu Leung & Alo Trusz.

Educator Sheila Marie Orfano
Director Kayu Leung, Alo Trusz
Storyboard Artist Kayu Leung
Animator Alo Trusz
Art Director Kayu Leung
Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
Music Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie
Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
Fact-checker Eden Girma

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