Trivia: The Joy Luck Club
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Yes, that is Mulan's voice coming out of Jing-Mei. Lena is also Jinx and Gizmo.
- Reality Subtext: Amy Tan essentially lifted An-Mei's backstory from what she was told about and researched about the backstory of her grandmother. Both the victimized An-Mei's mother and the evil Second Wife are modeled after her grandmother's alleged mannerisms and backstory.
- Several details that Amy thought she made up for the story were real. Amy's mother had been careful not to reveal certain details and later asked Amy how she found out about them.