? The Introduction of Amy Tan and Her Famous Work—The Joy Luck Club
The Introduction of Amy Tan
? Amy Tan (Chinese: 譚恩美; born February 19, 1952) is a Chinese Americ
an writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships. In 1993, Tan‘s adaptation (改编）of her first novel, The Joy Luck Club(喜 福会）, became a commercially （商 业上地）successful film. The book has been translated into 35 languages.
? Amy Tan was born in Oakland奥克兰（美 国加利福尼亚州西部港市） , California to Chinese immigrants John Tan, an electrical engineer and Baptist（施浸礼者) minister, and Daisy（戴西） , who was forced to leave her three daughters from a previous marriage behind in Shanghai. This incident provided the basis for Tan's first novel, 1989 New York Times bestseller The Joy Luck Club.
? Amy is the middle child and only daughter among Daisy and John Tan's three children. In the late 1960s Amy's sixteenyear-old brother Peter died of a brain tumor. Within a year of Peter's death, Amy's father died of the same disease.
? After these family tragedies, Daisy moved Amy and her younger brother John Jr.（小 约翰 ）to Switzerland（瑞士联邦） , where Amy finished high school.During this period, Amy learned about her mother‘s former marriage to an abusive （残酷暴虐的 ）man in China, and of their four children, including three daughters and a son who died as a toddler（学步的 幼儿) In 1987 Amy traveled with Daisy to China. There, Amy finally met her three half-sisters.
? Tan received her bachelor‘s（学士 ） and master’s degrees（硕士学位） in English and linguistics from San José State University （é圣何塞州立大学）, and later did doctoral linguistics（语言学博 士） studies at UC Santa Cruz（加州大学 圣克鲁斯分校） and UC Berkeley（柏克莱 加州大学 ）. ? She resides（居住） in Sausalito（ [地名] [美国] 索萨利托；[电影]一见钟情） , California with her husband, Louis DeMattei（路易斯狄马泰伊） , a lawyer whom she met on a blind date （相亲） and married in 1974.
? 小说类 ? 《喜福会》（The Joy Luck Club，1989) ? 《灶神之妻》（The Kitchen God's Wife， 1991) ? 《百种神秘感觉》（The Hundred Secret Senses，1995) ，又译《灵感女孩》 ? 《接骨师之女》（TheBonesetter's Daughter(2001) ? 《沉没之鱼》（Saving Fish from Drowning，2005) ，原译《救救溺水鱼》
? 儿童文学类 ? 《月亮夫人》（The Moon Lady，1992) ? 《中国暹罗猫》 （xiān luó [Thailand] 泰国的旧称）（Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat，1994)
? 非小说类 ? 《事与愿违》（The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings，2003) ，又译《命运的 逆反》、《命运的反面》 ? 《中年心腹话》（Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America With Three Cords and an Attitude(with Dave Barry, Stephen King, Tabitha King, Barbara Kingsolver，1994) ? 《母亲》Mother (with Maya Angelou, Mary Higgins Clark) (1996)
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