Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Amy Chua an 'American Mom' in China
So which one is it? Amy Chua’s book, the much-discussed Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is being printed in China as Being an American Mom in China. In the book—or rather, a highly publicized excerpt of the book, which Chua says obscures the book’s more nuanced take on parenting—Chua criticizes Western parenting and says her strict Chinese approach is superior.
It’s unclear what reception is in store for Chua in China. Says The Wall Street Journal: “Western-style parenting is in vogue among some in China, where traditional parenting methods have come under fire for producing robot-like children who find it difficult to socialize and be creative.”
Read it at The Wall Street Journal
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