While both authors discuss parenting, they differ in the way they praise their child, the ways they punish their child, and the manner they speak to the child. Firstly, while both authors discuss parenting, they differ in the way they praise their child. In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” Amy Chua says that “When Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you’re good at it” (1). On the other hand, in the article “Mother Inferior” Hanna Rosin says that “I wanted them to be coddled and never to experience hardship” (2). Chua’s way of praising her child is not to praise because it expected to be exceptional in their education.
Chua, like many other Asian mothers, forced her child to play the piano for weeks. She was made to study the music sheet like other children are forced to study for tests. She decided to tutor Lulu and make her practice more until she was able to play it. Many other Asian parents also start tutoring their child if they do not improve in their classes. Westerners do not force their teenagers to play piano or any other activities.
Parenting it is a term and it is the ultimate long-term investment – parenting is the process of actively providing a safe, secure for your children. How to raise your child and how to prepare them for their adult life is not something that is universally agreed upon, or done the same way around the world. Parenthood is hard and the point is to be good parents for their own children. How to be good parents is culturally determined, and Chinese children are not necessarily raised the same way as American children. Well, the set of values used in connection with parenting and education by Chinese parents and American parents have more differences than similarities.
Ethnic and family concepts are important for Chinese people. People think that if everyone has a harmonious family, then the country will also be getting better. A country is like a big family. According to the book Chinese Culture, "Respecting and taking care of the aged parents is regarded as an obligatory duty in China. Chinese people believe that only those who are concerned with and practice filial devotion to their parents would be honest, faithful, and be grateful to others and seek ways to return their kindness" (Lao, 2007, P.19) To respect parents is the basic factor to achieve a harmonious family and is also the basic factor to have a harmonious country.
Thus, the author believes that Chinese learning is a daunting process and one will choose to give up unless he is very interested in this language. He thinks that Chinese people should be thankful that they are born Chinese as they do not have to learn their native language. It is argued that Chinese is hard to learn because the writing system just ain’t very phonetic. It seems that
As someone who was raised with traditional Chinese values and was greatly influenced by Western culture, his characters in this film I think reflect his personal experience. The father, Chu, a master-chef and father of three daughters, struggles throughout the story to adapt to and accept his daughters transition from a strictly traditional way of life to a modern lifestyle. The main focus is the changes in the conventional ideas of family, gender roles, and the modernization or globalization that provoked them. Chu raised his daughters in a not so typical environment because of the loss of his wife and their mother. He takes on the role of being a father and a mother in certain ways.
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior Some people might argue that a child’s upbringing forms the child’s foundation of life. It forms the child’s identity and its view of life. The upbringing of children is a wide concept because it is never the same. The question is if there is an edge between upbringing and torture. The intention of upbringing is indisputable – you want your child to have a great life and a great future, but perchance certain ways of educating children can cause more damage than good.
No matter what you believe or what you think is the correct thing to do, it seems that both sides, the Chinese way of educating children and the Western way, have negative and positive effects. It seems that the definitive goal for all parents is to gain their children a great future, and perchance the predominant factor should not be how you do it, but why. Notwithstanding the fact that the author is not entirely objective, she argues well for her viewpoints and constantly makes the reader reflect on how to educate
Obviously the mother does not have to literally teach the child what emotional attachment is, it comes naturally through her actions towards the child. Achieving the right way of bonding with a child is very important as it contributes to the overall development of the child. Whatever emotion the mother
Chinese, the ethnic groups with the most people in the world, is one of the oldest ancient cultures that existed before Christ(BC). According to G. Yan, & C. A. Santos (‘China, forever’: Tourism discourse and self-Orientalism, pg 308), “The presence of ethnic Chinese asserts a multicultural China. Thus, Chinese ethnic minorities are promoted and represented as a multicultural entity encompassing diverse cultures, faiths and traditions, representing a common and united Chinese identity.” The cultures have been passed down generations, regardless of where they may be. In simple terms, there is always the presence of Chinese culture when there exist of Chinese society, although the cultures differ from place to place, province to province or even