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The author's personal website includes information on Lyme disease as well as material about her books.
Amy Tan - The Joy Luck Club
A Brooklyn College English instructor's site examines the cultural clash as well as themes and imagery found in the novel.
Bookreporter.com: Amy Tan
Several extensive interviews as well as a biography.
Internet Public Library, Online Literary
Criticism: Amy Tan
A list of websites with biographies, bibliographies and other information.
The American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad
Ingenious entrepreneurs, brilliant engineers, armies of workers, and Native Americans figure in the remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the east.
Angel Island: Immigrant Journeys of Chinese-Americans
Photographs and interviews of Chinese-American immigrants detained at Angel Island in San Francisco.
Becoming American--The Chinese Experience
This site related to the PBS Bill Moyers documentary explores the "struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation" associated with the immigration of Chinese to the U.S. The site provides biographical portraits, eyewitness accounts, a timeline, a Chinese American history quiz, a viewer's guide, and links to related resources.
An animated map showing the pattern of Chinese immigration to the U.S. from 1848 to the 1920s.
Historical Society of America
The website of the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the study, documentation and dissemination of Chinese-American history.
Information on the history of the game as well as how to play.
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has information about both the four-player game and the two-player "solitaire" version.
Play Mahjong Solitaire Online
Recipes are sorted by type of regional cuisine (Beijing, Sichuan, etc.) and by cooking technique (stir frying, roasting, etc.)
Step-by-step cooking from recipes in ten categories.
Information about Chinese food, cooking techniques, equipment, etc.
A British blog about Chinese food and cooking.
China: Celebrations, Holidays and Customs
Learn about different Chinese celebrations and holidays by doing different crafts. Make Zodiac bookmarks, shoe box dragons, lucky red envelopes and more. Each craft has directions as well as background information about the holiday or custom.
Mr. Dowling's Classroom: Chinese History
A history of the Great Wall of China, the Boxer Rebellion, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and more.
Mummies of China
In the late 1980s, perfectly preserved 3000-year-old mummies were discovered in China. This PBS Nova site has pictures!
The American Experience: Transcontinental
Railroad - Teacher's Guide
Suggested activites grouped into 4 categories: history, economics, geography, and culture.
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925
This creative resource for teachers provides information about a Library of Congress American Memory collection and ideas to help students develop critical thinking skills through use of primary sources.
A feature presentation for teachers on the history of Chinese immigration to the U.S. from the Learning Page, The Library of Congress.
Lyme Disease Foundation
Dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, a disease which afflicts Amy Tan, and other tick-borne infections.
Lyme Disease Association
The Lyme Disease Association is dedicated to Lyme disease education, prevention, and raising research dollars.