However, despite being raised by two Chinese parents, having two daughters of her own and authoring this essay, there is nothing that makes Amy Chua an actual authority on parenting.
It is also interesting to note that to a poll conducted by the Journal, asking the readers to choose between "Permissive Western Parenting" and "Demanding Eastern Parenting," 13, So, despite the negative response the article generated, there seems to be a large pool of readers who at least partially agree with her.
To make her case, Chua uses argumentative and rhetorical appeals to the readers, resorting to hyperbole and balance, using colloquial language, and being politically incorrect as well as brutally honest about her views.
Some of her arguments are convincing, while others suffer from logical inconsistencies or fail to see a broader picture. The article has a merit, forcing, I think, both Western and Chinese parents to re-evaluate their parenting methods and see what is right or wrong, best or worst.
Chua says she is using the term "Chinese mother" loosely, which may reflect the motherhood practices of Korean, Indian, Jamaican, Irish, Ghanian, Pakistani, and Indian mothers as well.
If so, why not talk about the "Asian mother"?
Are not Asian, or more specifically Chinese, fathers not as strict and demanding? In fact, telling her story, Chua recalls a story of her childhood when she spoke rudely to her mother and then was scolded by her father her father called her "garbage," which somehow encouraged Chua to use the term against one of her own daughters.
Chua, however, uses the rhetorical appeal of logos properly when she cites several studies, differentiating between Western and Chinese parenting models.
But even here, Chua is selective, conveniently ignoring other studies showing that many Chinese and Chinese-American parents are in favor of using mixed parenting methods, incorporating both traditional Chinese and Western methods Dejesus, ; Wu, E.
Also, Chua is making somewhat arrogant, trying to decide what "Chinese" means. When she says "I know some mothers of Chinese heritage, almost always born in the West, who are not Chinese mothers," she probably is not aware of the fact that she is insulting quite a bit of Chinese-American mothers who are proud of their Chinese heritage.
Otherwise, she is much better when she appeals to the logic of ethos and pathos. She has an excellent grammar and vocabulary skills, she uses an appropriate language in addressing her readers who are more likely to be Americans since it is published in American English and on the pages of Wall Street Journalshe is fair-minded, and she expresses a fair amount of respect for diverging opinions, especially in the follow-up response.
For example, in elaborating the main differences between Western and Chinese parenting methods, Chua explains why the Chinese method seems to be loathsome to many Western parents.
But Chua is best in appealing to the rhetoric of pathos.In “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, Amy Chua discusses the effectiveness of her parenting style.
This is an excerpt from Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. According to Behrens and Rosen, “the title “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was written by the editors of the [Wall Street] Journal, not by Chua, most likely.
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