American Born Chinese Setting

Gene Luen Yang
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1980's Chinatown/California

This initial setting shows Jin's family as they struggle to make a living, find a place where their son will thrive, and introduces some of the early issues that are going to recur in the following chapters.

Ancient China

This setting is set in ancient times when gods and goddesses, spirits, and demons were accepted. Set in a time and place that are more mythological than actual, this is where the tale of the Monkey King unfolds.

1990's suburbs

This is where the reader first meets Danny and finds that he's horribly afraid of visits from his cousin, Chin-Kee. The house he lives in and the neighborhood where he lives is like anyone else's.

School

Several schoolyard and hallway scenes take place in schools. First, the reader sees Jin as the focus of attention for the schoolyard bully named, Peter. Then, later, the reader sees Jin...

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