November 25, 1993
Four young Chinese Americans and their mothers, who were born in China and have very different histories than their daughters, form a club to spend time together and try to understand each other better. The mothers are Lindo, Ying-Ying, Suyuan and An-Mei, while the daughters are Lena, Rose, Wendy and June. As the eight of them meet and spend time together talking and telling the stories of their youths, mothers and daughters alike begin to develop a much deeper appreciation for each other's perspectives. The culture gap narrows as they start to understand where those in the other generation are coming from. Many heartaches and joys await them, but now that they have a more complete comprehension of each other, they can face them together.