I love how Danny and Kuldeep's English class receives massive amounts of homework while my class' homework was simply read The Jade Peony. My class finished Macbeth last month and we mostly discussed the play and only completed one project on it. Throughout the entire semester I've only received three English assignments that were to be completed at home. Pro.
For a book about Chinese immigrants living in Vancouver, Chinatown, The Jade Peony is pretty damn boring. The only thing I've found interesting about the book so far was the use of Cantonese words/phrases in which I actually understand, rofl. Oh, and that Jung-sum is homosexual.
I think the short version of The Jade Peony was better then.
The short story was an excerpt from Section 3 of the book, I believe. Not entirely sure since I've only read one chapter from that section. But I already know that the grandmother dies since the short story pretty much spoiled it.
Section 1 is pretty bullshit since there's nothing interesting about it unless you find a little 9 year old, who's wearing tap dancing shoes with giant pink ribbons tied to it as well as a nice dress, dancing for some 60 year old Chinese crippled guy amusing.
Section 2 is when we find out about some little adopted Asian kid's homosexuality for some 20 year old drunk guy that's apparently going off to join the army (lol Kuldeep).
Once I finish reading this book, I shall judge whether or not the short story is better.