Tiger Mom Amy Chua: we are losing the American identity

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Freddie Sayers meets Amy Chua.

    Article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/amy-chua-americans-are-now-fearful-of-asians/

    Listen to the podcast version: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-with-freddie-sayers/episodes/amy-chua-americans-are-now-fearful-of-asians

    As the country’s ‘model-minority’, Asian-Americans have experienced different forms of discrimination compared to other ethnic groups, but the recent spate of Asian-American violence and rise in anti-China rhetoric has thrown this tension into sharper focus.

    There is perhaps no public intellectual better equipped to give an insight into these issues than Amy Chua, a Law Professor at Yale and author of five books, including the famous book ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’, which advocated strict Chinese-style parenting. Chua is the child of two ethnically Chinese parents, who emigrated from the Philippines to the US when she was a baby. She has written extensively about her Confuscian upbringing at home (respect for elders, deference to authority) as well as her schooling in America, both of which gave her a deeper understanding of the values that underpin those two countries.

    // Timecodes //
    00:51 - Intro
    01:43 - On feeling Asian or America
    07:11 - Should we emphasis race less?
    09:04 - Smear campaign
    14:20 - Is the West behaving more Asian?
    17:34 - 'Market dominant minorities'
    23:46 - 'Supergroups'
    26:56 - The Chinese approach
    32:35 - Moving towards individualism
    33:55 - Confucianism
    36:29 - Reaching harmony?
    38:46 - Final thoughts

    #china #america #racism
  • Source: https://youtu.be/n0j93zjLyMc
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