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The story of American Born Chinese consists of three separate tales. Jin Wang, who has moved from San Francisco’s Chinatown to a mostly white suburb. Jin Wang struggles to fit in within his new school, and within white American culture. His story links the other two narratives, and fits the form of an ethnic bildungsroman. Danny is troubled by Chin-Kee’s visits. While the three tales are seemingly unrelated at first, it is later revealed in the book that Danny is actually Jin Wang, who “transformed” into a White boy after being prevented from pursuing the girl of his dreams for being Chinese.
Eventually, Danny fights Chin-Kee, only to find out that Chin-Kee is really the Monkey King, who came to remind him of his true identity. Ultimately, Jin Wang gives up his “Danny” persona and embraces his Chinese identity. A monkey who has lived for thousands of years and mastered all the heavenly disciplines. He yearns to join the ranks of gods, and after being rejected, goes on a rampage. He managed to defeat many gods and goddesses, but was buried under a mountain by Tze-Yo-Tzuh for five hundred years.
He was later released by Wong Lai-Tsao and accompanies him on his journey. Tze-Yo-Tzuh is the creator of the universe and all of the deities. Wong Lai-Tsao is a monk sent on a journey for Tze-Yo-Tzuh. He is promised the Monkey King as a disciple. He doesn’t like talking too much at school, especially in front of Amelia, the girl he has a crush on.
He is finally encouraged by his friend Wei-Chen, to ask her out. But this relationship doesn’t remain long. Greg, Amelia’s friend, asks Jin to break up with her because he doesn’t think Jin is right for Amelia. Amelia Harris is a white American girl who is the classmate of Jin and Wei-Chen.
Jin has a crush on her. His girlfriend is Suzy Nakamura. She starts dating Wei-Chen in middle school. Greg is a white American boy and a friend of Amelia Harris.