Some reactions to Amy Chua’s book excerpt about superior Chinese mothers
The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos rounds up “three expert witnesses, each with a different combination of Chinese and American experience.”
Chua’s voice is that of a jovial, erudite serial killer — think Hannibal Lector — who’s explaining how he’s going to filet his next victim, as though it’s the most self-evidently normal behavior.
Just because she’s Chinese, she gets to applaud helicopter parenting, while “Western” parents have to contend with a fear that every time we ask a teacher a question about an assignment, we’re picking up the dread “Osprey” label.
via Double X
Look out for The Daily Beast’s take tomorrow.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)