Women of the Silk Topics for Discussion

Gail Tsukiyama
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Discuss the relationship between Pei's parents.

Pei is a mere child when she leaves her home. Recount her journey to Yung Kee.

Auntie Yee is an important figure at the girls' house. What is her role there? Why do you think she is so important in the girls' lives?

Mei-li was introduced as a girl that everyone liked... unaffected by other people's moods... yet she committed suicide. What happened?

Chung owned the Yung Kee Silk Factory. Discuss his relationship with his employees.

Compare and contrast the childhoods of Pei and Lin.

Compare and contrast the housekeepers Mui and Moi.

Arranged marriage is a sensitive topic for some people. It is presented in this book as being the source of happiness or misery. Give examples of each situation.

This novel occurs within the context of the Chinese silk trade. Give instructions for the process of...

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