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Publication . Article . 2017

Chinese education in the novel by A. Chua Battle hymn of the tiger mother

Magda Wieteska;
Open Access
Published: 10 Jul 2017 Journal: Journal of Education Culture and Society, volume 8, pages 201-208 (issn: 2081-1640, eissn: 2081-1640, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Foundation Pro Scientia Publica
Abstract

Chinese culture and tradition stand in direct opposition to American and European cultures. Chinese children must live according to the principles of metaconfucianism from an early age. Failure to do so threatens social ostracism.Amy Chua in her autobiographical novel Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother describes the education of her two daughters living in America according to the principles present in China. The educational methods used by Chua are considered controversial by western parents. The author made an attempt to explain the motives of Asian mothers. 

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Battle media_common.quotation_subject media_common Hymn China Sociology Chinese education Chinese culture Opposition (politics) Gender studies Tiger mother Educational method

Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Education (General) lcsh:L7-991 lcsh:Social sciences (General) lcsh:H1-99

Subjects

education, China, metaconfucianism, culture, tradition, ren

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