Chinese Parenting, Part I: Why Chinese Mothers are Superior January 28, 2011

This article is not only interesting for its own sake, but because it illustrates a cultural division that has been raging in mixed Asian-Anglo communities such as Irvine, California.  There are not separate school systems, but there are “Asian” churches and “Anglo” churches and some trying to bridge the gap, and many Irvine public schools have two PTAs apiece because one culture insists on music practice and academic perfection, while the other insists on the importance of sports, socializing, and building “relationships.”  These divisions extend onto our university campuses as well.  How they will affect society in the future, I do not care to speculate here just yet.

Related: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua at WSJ.com

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