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Amy Chua: 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,' Part One

Ross Reynolds
01/21/2011 at 12:20 p.m.

Yale law professor Amy Chua ignited a huge debate about parenting and cultural stereotypes with her recent essay "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior." She wrote that she never let her kids choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, or play any instruments other than piano or violin. What do you think of the tiger mother? What of the "Chinese Mother" — is it a simple stereotype or connected to your real experience? How well has strict parenting worked for you — as a parent or as a child? Call 206.543.5869 or email "The Conversation."

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Amy Chua speaks at the Elliott Bay Book Company at 7:00 p.m. Friday, 1521 Tenth Avenue in Seattle.

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Amy Chua is John M. Duffy Professor of Law at Yale where she specializes in ethnic conflict and international law and development. She's the author of a new memoir about parenting, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." Her parents are Chinese immigrants from the Philippines. Chua grew up in the United States.

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