Amy Tan Final Draft - Amy Tan Many Chinese immigrants come to America for many reasons These immigrants arrive to the Americas with their different

Amy Tan Final Draft - Amy Tan Many Chinese immigrants come...

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Amy TanMany Chinese immigrants come to America for many reasons. These immigrantsarrive to the Americas with their different cultures and beliefs. Amy Tan is the author ofJoy Luck Club, who talks about the struggle of Chinese immigrants. Amy Tan, born toChinese immigrant parents, is a Chinese-American writer who focuses mainly on therelationship between mothers and daughters because of their different aspects of life andimmigrant experiences.Amy Tan is a Chinese native who lives in the Americas. She was born inOakland, California, on February 19, 1952. Her childhood was filled with expectationsand struggles. Her family belonged to a small social group called The Joy Luck Club.They were families that enacted the immigrant version of the American Dream. Tan feltthe tensed because of the dominant culture and her parents’ expectations. She is thesecond of three children born from Chinese immigrants, Daisy and John Tan, and wasborn in Oakland, California. When Amy was in her teens, her father and brother died ofbrain tumors within one year of each other. In 1974, she married Louis DeMattei, a taxaccountant who serves as a full time board member for Half Sky. It creates a care givingand many developmental programs for orphanages in China. She now lives in SanFrancisco. ("Tan, Amy") In 2003, Amy Tan was diagnosed with Lyme disease; a chronic bacterial infectioncontracted from the bite of a common tick. For many years, Tan’s case was not treatedand she suffered from intense physical pain, mental impairment, and seizures. It causedher neurological damage. After treatment, her symptoms include hair loss, fatigue,memory loss and gaps, tinnitus, and olfactory hallucinations. She is now able to control
the worst symptoms of her illness, with medication, and continue writing. Even though,Tan spends most of her time raising the awareness of Lyme disease and promotingtreatment. (McCoy)She was educated to become a surgeon, but instead she followed her dreams andmajored in English. She graduated from high school in Switzerland. She left the BaptistCollege and pre-med course her mother chose for her. Instead, Tan studied English andlinguistics. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in English and linguisticsfrom San Jose State University. She also received her doctoral linguistics studies at UCSanta Cruz and UC Berkeley. Amy Tan’s works included novels, children’s book, and

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