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December 6, 1987 by Amy Tan
Amy Tan is the author and main character of the essay. Other characters include her parents, her aunt, and Robert.
San Francisco, California in the 1970s.
The essay deals with the themes of identity and belonging. Tan writes about her experiences as a first-generation Chinese American girl and how she struggled to find her place in both the Chinese and American cultures.
Fish cheek (symbol of being Chinese), miniskirt (symbol of being American)