Jing-mei (June) Woo - Jing-mei Woo is the newest member of the Joy Luck Club, having taken her mother Suyuan’s place after her death.
The other members of the Joy Luck Club give her money to travel to China so that she can find her mother’s long-lost twin daughters, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa, and tell them Suyuan’s story, but Jing-mei fears that she is not up to the task.
Waverly fears what her mother will say about her white fiancé, Rich.
She teaches the power of invisible strength to her daughter Waverly, instilling in her the skills that contribute to Waverly’s talent in chess.
Lindo knows that her mother did so only because she wanted to keep herself from feeling too attached to the daughter she loved so dearly but had already given away.
Rich Schields - Schields is Waverly’s white fiancé.
She started the club in China, in the early days of her first marriage.
During her flight from a war-torn area of China, Suyuan lost her twin daughters, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa.