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The Joy Luck Club

Amy S. Choi

The Joy Luck Club

You don’t see many Asian leads in Western cinema, that’s why The Joy Luck Club’s all-Asian cast was so radical. Its portrayal of complicated mother-daughter relationships and the immigrant experience spoke to Amy Choi as a child — and again as a mother.

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  • Amy S. Choi

    Amy S. Choi

    is the co-founder and editorial director of The Mash-Up Americans — a podcast, website, and newsletter about the tangle of culture, race, identity, and religion. Her work has appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Women’s Wear Daily, and TED, among others. Amy is also the co-head of podcasts at Hello Sunshine. We recommend her deeply moving Shondaland piece, “A Letter to My Daughter About Heroes.”