Analysis Of Why Chinese Moms Are Superior

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“Why Chinese Moms are Superior” Critique In Amy Chua’s article “Why Chinese Moms are Superior”, she explains what she thinks is correct way to raise children. Being based off her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which was also written in 2011. It doesn’t encompass the entire writing but instead focuses on the main ideas from the original text. This is not Chau’s only accomplishment as she has written a few books including: ‘The World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability”, “Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance-and Why They Fall”, and the text of current topic. She also is a Harvard Law graduate. Being raised this way by her own mother is most likely behind this …show more content…

The evidence that she gives to show the effectiveness of those methods of ‘tiger mom” parenting is of her daughter’s performance at a recital. Even though Lulu, her daughter, couldn’t play the song on the piano at first, she practiced for hours into the night without being able to get food or water. Chau would not allow her to get up for anything. And after hours into practicing she finally got it. Then weeks later she performed it and received an abundance of praise. Shau puts a large amount of focus on the assumption that all “Western” parents are the same as each other. This logical fallacy, hasty generalization, is used throughout the excerpt to emphasize the idea that one style of parenting, the “Chinese” style of parenting, is superior to most of the world. She only shows these two sides of parenting, this making her argument debatable and controversial. She also does not define who is included in the “Western” parents category or what they consist of. This leaves the audience to believe that all other parents fail or do not parent their children successfully. In order to get her point across, Chau explains how her father called her garbage. Her reaction to this was that she was “deeply ashamed” in herself.This fallacy causes the reader to sympathize with her situation and side with her argument. Along with this she says things like “extremely disrespectfully” and “extremely anxious” when either describing her daughter’s

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