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Victoria Chen, "Chinese American Women, Language, and Moving Subjectivity,"' in Women and Language, Vol 18, no 1, 1995, pp. 3-7.

. Chen argues that Amy Tan and Maxme Hong Kingston use language differences between Chinese immigrants and their daughters to suggest "multiplicity and instability of cultural Identity for Chinese American women."

Manna Heung, "Daughter-Text-Mother-Text. Matrilineage in Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club," in Feminist Studies, Vol 19, no. 3, 1993, pp. 597-616.

Manna Heung argues that Tan's mother-daughter text is unique in its foregrounding of the mothers' voices.

A review of The Hundred Secret Senses in Kirkus Reviews, Volume 63, September 1, 1995, p. 1217.

The author again relies on female relationships in this story of a Chinese-American, her Chinese half-sister, and the girls' belief in ghosts and communication with the dead The reviewer feels that Tan spends too much time telling the story of Miss Banner but has positive words for the depiction of the Chinese sister's...

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