To make her point clear she uses a lot of pathos and a lot of examples from experiences with herself and her two daughters, Louisa and Sofia. At the beginning when she tells the stories about her daughters trying to fight back you think ’what a terrible mother’, but she uses this feeling to support the view the readers have on the Chinese mothers as being mean to their kids so that afterwards she can tell how it turned out good and therefor the way she raises her kids is the best. Amy Chua has a high ethos because she is a professor at Yale which is a very respected job, and as a parent it makes her more reliable because she tells the reader that her parents treated her the same way that she treats her daughters, and as we can see she has been very successful. Also she uses loghos: ”In one study of 50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost 70 % of the Western mothers said either that ”stressing academic success is not good for children” or that ”parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun”. By contrast,
Summary of “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was written by Professor Amy Chua who is a Chinese mother of two. This article was published January 8th, 2011 in the Wall Street Journal. This article is mainly intended for what Chua refers to as “Western parents.” Amy Chua’s opinion is that these “Western” mothers fail at having successful children unlike Chinese mothers such as herself. According to Chua, Chinese mothers believe that if their child fails it is directed towards their parenting and that they have failed as a parent. Chua listed all the things she doesn’t allow her children to do, and she believes that it is correlated to how successful her children will be.
Essay; “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” The article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua posted in The Wall Street Journal; January 8, 2011 is an educational philosophy of Chinese mothers and Western parenting. Amy Chua, a Chinese mother of two daughters, gives her opinion of how children should be pushed into working hard, to achieve, and be the best. “Nothing is fun until you’re good at it” – this is Amy Chua technique and opinion on how to motivate her children, to ensure that they achieves to the maximum of their abilities. But the dilemma lies, when the question of educational philosophy contrast to the western worlds. Some studies show that Chinese parents spend about 10 times as long as Western parents on academic activities with their children on a daily basis.
Daughter of Han If you were born in China before the twentieth century you would know Confucian gender values and ideology. The upper-class e women were taught through studying the Confucian texts and they knew what was required to move up in class. The lower class was most women did not know how to find loupe holes in Confucian values, so they followed the rules very strictly. It was a lot easier for men to follow the gender rules. It was harder for women because lower class women had to leave the inner quarters because they need to feed there family’s.
Female Infanticide in China Throughout Chinese history families have always valued males over females. Males could help harvest the fields, bring in a dowry, and carry down the surname to future generations. This has led to a major problem in present-day China: Female infanticide. Female infanticide, caused by many factors such as abortion and the One-Child Policy in China, will lead to a significant gender imbalance, a shortage of wives, and a premature senior citizen class unless acted upon by the government. Female infanticide became more prevalent in the 1900’s.
The joy luck club by Amy Tan Analysis of the book The bond between a mother and daughter is very strong. It goes deeper than words can reach and continues beyond the grave. During life, however, it may not be at all comfortable; there may be battles and misunderstandings, impatience and anger. And if your mother was born in pre-Revolutionary China, and you were born in San Francisco in 1950, a child of two differing cultures, how do you explain your problems to her? How will she understand your feelings?
The Joy Luck Club Assignment The film the Joy Luck Club was an excellent account of four different accounts of Asian American women and their grown up assimilated daughters. It dealt with the marked discrepancy in the story of the rough relationships of first generation Asian American mothers and the daughters’ complete assimilation. It was interesting viewing the mothers’ adherence to their customs and beliefs clashing with their daughters’ acceptance of the American lifestyle. In addition, the stereotypes that were perpetuated by the movie were intense, mainly of Asian men and women. By showing the beliefs and customs of the Chinese still done here in America, the film makes a massive effort to reinforce negative stereotypes such of Asians as sexist, poverty-ridden, cruel, and strange, exotic, and
The people of China have been most influenced by Confucian ideas, and during the Han Dynasty Confucianism became part of the official education. Since Confucianism was being taught widespread it influenced the minds of the Chinese people enormously. Something the Confucian ideals taught was that women must hold a position that has less power than men, lowering the status of women. The only way a women could gain any type of respect was by birthing a son. It was taught that women should not have any type of rule and no one should care about a women’s ideas.
Why Chinese Mothers are Superior There are numerous different ways to raise your child, and the “Western” parents often wonder how the Chinese can get so successful kids and in this article Amy Chua, who is a professor at Yale Law School and author of “Day of Empire” and "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability." explains how the difference in the Chinese and Western methods of raising your child. When I write Chinese- and Western parents it’s in a very loose way, just like Amy Chua writes in the article. Amy Chua has two girls, Louisa and Sophia, they live in New Haven. She comes with examples throughout the book on how she raised her two girls.
Chinese footbinding was implemented in the Chinese cultural values and traditions and wasn’t just about alluring a man with the “Golden Lotus.” The little girls of wealthy Chinese families had their feet bent double, sometimes with bones broken, and bound that way making them barely able to walk so the pain was lovely. In addition, footbinding symbolized the Chinese nation, civilized man, and the patriarchal power. However, it was the manner to introduce a young girl to the patriarchal power that would exist and dictate a woman throughout her entire life. In the chapter III “Footbinding and the Cult of the Exemplary Woman” of the book Aching for Beauty by Wang Ping describes the footbinding as a duality due to not only its beauty and charm, but also its deformity and foul odor. The oscillation between moral restriction and great expenditure not only affected women, but also affected the economy, culture, as well as language.