In Chinatown Family, Lin Yutang depicts the life of a family of Chinese immigrants living in New York City in the 1930s. Comment on the similarities and differences between Chinese and American culture, as they are portrayed in the book, with regard to a couple of the following: family, social hierarchy, wealth, religion, and confrontation. If you feel you have the perspective to do so, feel free to also comment on the extent to which Yutang’s portrayal remains true today, or even the degree to which it was ever completely true.

Also comment on what traits the book suggests, through its plot, are ultimately of the greatest value.