In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” the author Amy Chua believes that by not allowing their kids to do a lot of things that normal children can do, Chinese mothers produce the smartest children. Some of the things they don’t allow their children to do are attend sleepovers, be in a school play, get a grade less than an A, and choose their own extracurricular activities. Chinese mothers are not superior but abusive because their methods seem to seclude them from learning the communication skills needed for success in their child's adulthood, it can hinder the relationship they have with their children, and can sometimes lead their children to develop thoughts of suicide.
“The mind changes, the word changes, time doesn't stay still, history is a verb, it is ongoing, there is no past tense, future tense, history is constant” Hung Liu told interviewer Rachelle Riechart (Riechart). Hung Liu is a Chinese woman who was born in Changchun, China in 1948. She was born during the age which we call the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which heavily impacted her life. She lived in China for 36 years and then left for the United States. She now resides in Oakland, CA, where she teaches art at Mills College (“A World of Art”). A lot of her artwork is based on photographs and memories she has from China and photographs she’s taken in the United
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I am reaching out to you because I have some major concerns with my son Braydon Thorman's education. Braydon is in Mrs. Kuithe's 3rd grade class. Braydon seems to be struggling A LOT. Braydon is a very bright kid and that is one reason I am so concerned. Braydon has ADHD and has been diagnosed sence kindergarden. He struggled mostly with being still in KG and first grade. second grade was great, we did have handwriting issues. This year however is such a set back. This is Braydons first year of getting grades and such a transition, a very very hard and stressful transition. When I first saw signs of this I requested a meeting with Mrs. Kuithe and Mrs. Montgomery. I felt good about that meeting. I felt like we really hashed out some of my concerns. He almost made honor roll, then
I am checking in to see how Jesalyn is doing in class? She informed me yesterday when I got home from work, she had a scheduled meeting with you, but had to meet her sister to walk her home. I would like to know what she can do to make this time up with you? If there is anything I can do please let me know. Jesalyn is starting to make small improvements at home and with her attitude. I hope with her father and I holding her more accountable for her actions this will also help improve her work ethic during school.
Reading Amy Chua’s Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior was a bit difficult. I had to stop myself from having multiple outburst because of what she has wrote. Amy’s argument that Chinese mothers are better parents, is questionable because it assumes that other parents don’t know who to raise their own children. I believe my parents raised us just fine, my siblings and I pushing for degrees is proof enough. Amy Chua was strict with her kids, believing that having fun and being a kid is a unnecessary distraction. That’s great kudos to her for keeping her kids focused but there is a flaw in that. Amy took her kids freedom away. Her daughters weren’t able to enjoy the simple things like going to a sleepover or playing with friends. They didn’t seem to have a choice when it came to academics either. In my own experience I had a choice. I was able to peruse “distractions” or study and better myself. My parents always told me I would either reap the rewards or suffer the consequences of my action in that respect. They always supported me even if I chose an academic subject they didn’t like. Amy can argue that having a choice is a flaw but at least I have one. Amy can also argue that she has set her kids up to succeed in life, but so have countless “lesser western parents”. Her method might be great but to say that one race is better than another is borderline arrogant. She should never assume that because she’s making an ass out of her and me.
Though authored possibly centuries apart, the Confucian Analects and court historian Ban Zhao's Lessons for a Woman have far more similarities than they do differences. The truth is that when considered in the context of their societies, the two texts actually serve to complement each other, and do so quite successfully.
conflict is the major theme of this story because Jing Mei's mother lived an extremely difficult life in China so she pressures Jing-Mei to excel in America where its easier for a girl to be successful. The problem is that Jing Mei's mother says success for her daughter is being exceptional at something. Jing-Meis mother makes her take piano lessons in order to become a protegee. So she can grow up and become famous like her mom's expectations for her. The title of the book refers to Jing Mei's mother's statement that there are two kinds of daughters in the world those who obey and those who rebel and when her mom pushes her too far she rebels. Jing-Mei as an adult, she can see a little bit of both in herself and is now mature enough now to
The Vietnam war was opposed by many people. These negative feelings of the people led to cruel treatment of the returning veterans. They were not treated as heroically as others that had returned from previous wars. They were frowned upon for fighting in South Korea, even though they were drafted into service. This would all change when an 21 year old architectural student from Yale University named Maya Lin created a memorial that would finally bring honor and remembrance to the forgotten soldiers of the Vietnam war.
The case I found more compelling was the case of Huang Xian. His case was shocking, he did not he had his body that bad. He had broken veins, broken bones of his hand and he had wounds on his body. If it had not been for the doctor that orders him a checkup he had not known how bad his health and his body were. I was compassionate about his case and how much he suffers. One of the things that save him during he was a prisoner was writing poems to his wife.
This book is about a man named Roger Huang. He grew up in Taiwan under the control of his abusive father. In 1970 his family emigrated to San Francisco, as soon as he arrived, Roger left his family life and wanted to live his own life. His goal was to achieve the American Dream. Then he meet Maite, who became his wife and both of them began looking for something greater in life. One day he had an encounter with God while watching a Sunday Service on television. Another incidence was he driving through a poor area and his car broke down. While waiting he began to observe the poverty and crime in the district. Roger saw and felt that he needed to do something. The action took place in 1983 handing out sandwiches to the poor. Later lead to create
Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong in 1955 and immigrated to America with her family as a child. She is a poet, an author, and a translator. Additionally, she is professor emerita at San Diego State University and in 2018 she was elected onto the Academy of American Poets’ Board of Chancellors. She actively tries to keep both of her cultures alive. She is inspired by a diverse set of poets, ranging from Tu Fu to Adrienne Rich, to Emily Dickinson. This diversity in her inspiration explains her diversity of themes and how she presents them. She uses traditional forms of Chinese poetry as well as modern American styles consistently throughout her poetry. Chin informs her poetry with as many styles as possible, she has claimed that “poetry should have a free visa to roam” (Parmar, “Double Happiness”). In Marilyn Chin’s poetry, she uses a mixture of Chinese and American poetic styles, as well as themes dealing with assimilation in order to exemplify her struggle with her “double identity.”
Maya Ying Lin was a college student at Yale when her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was selected to be built in Washington, D.C. In the passage, “Always to Remember: The Vision of Maya Ying Lin” the author, Brent Ashabranner uses the first part of the title, “Always to Remember”, to describe the memorial being a remembrance of soldiers in the Vietnam War. Ashabranner also uses the second part of the title, “The Vision of Maya Ying Lin”, to describe Maya Ying Lin’s idea for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
I wanted to write you this letter to tell you how life has been since I’ve moved in with Hsu Chih-mo, life hasn’t been too great, the marriage is very shake. For example he is never home he is always studying and at college, also sometimes he disappears without telling me. So to pass the time since I am not allowed to leave the house I spend multiple hours with the in laws, but since I’m not old fashion or traditional enough I feel out of place like I don’t belong there.
There are many different types of parents with diverse parenting styles in the world. Some are efficient in their ways, while others struggle to wonder why their child did not turn out to be everything they hoped. The controversial topic of whether the parent knows what is best for their child hangs over the reader’s head in Amy Chua’s article.