"Who's Irish" by Gish Jen is a short story in regards to a Chinese grandma living in America. The grandma lives with her granddaughter Sophie, her daughter Natalie, and her unemployed, Irish son-in-law Ruben. She identifies Sophie because "wild (105)", and blames her Irish side.Your woman claims: "She is unlike any Chinese girl My spouse and i ever observed (106)". The grandmother babysits Sophie during the day and believes she needs to be spanked, despite the fact that Natalie and John oppose it. Sophie continues to misbehave and the Granny spanks her anyways.1 day at the playground Sophie climbs into a gap and will not get out. The Grandmother pokes her with a adhere to try and receive her out. When her parents finally get Sophie home that they find craters on her. The grandmother is usually forbidden to find out Sophie next.The central idea is that being caught up between nationalities can be very challenging..