Skip over navigation

The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

How to Cite This SparkNote

Suggestions for Further Reading

Full Bibliographic Citation

MLA

SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Joy Luck Club.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2003. Web. 21 Nov. 2014.

The Chicago Manual of Style

SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Joy Luck Club.” SparkNotes LLC. 2003. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/joyluck/ (accessed November 21, 2014).

APA

SparkNotes Editors. (2003). SparkNote on The Joy Luck Club. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/joyluck/

In Text Citation

MLA

“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors).

APA

“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors, 2003).

Footnote

The Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago requires the use of footnotes, rather than parenthetical citations, in conjunction with a list of works cited when dealing with literature.

1 SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Joy Luck Club.” SparkNotes LLC. 2003. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/joyluck/ (accessed November 21, 2014).


Please be sure to cite your sources. For more information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, please read our article on The Plagiarism Plague. If you have any questions regarding how to use or include references to SparkNotes in your work, please tell us.

More Help

Previous Next
Analysis & Symbolism

by MiracleeCream, September 10, 2012

Is there any symbolism in this short story? I was assigned to analyze it like a "professor" and I am not sure if there is any symbolism. All I know is that when Jing-mei's mother offered her to keep to piano it was like a peace offering or forgiveness.

1 Comments

35 out of 41 people found this helpful

Learning.

by hollyrosemaile, November 06, 2012

You could always do it yourself. I mean, we sometimes get books in our lives that Sparknotes doesn't always offer to summarize and give us straightforward answers to.

0 Comments

6 out of 14 people found this helpful

Myth

by SarahH4599, August 26, 2013

What is the function of the myth that introduces each section?

See all 5 readers' notes   →

Follow Us