Amy Chua’s book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, created quite a stir a year ago when the author’s intense parenting style (based on her own upbringing at the hands of her Chinese immigrant parents) was discussed in the pages of the New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other news media. Chua, a professor of law at Yale Law School, was a guest on many “real” news shows including the Today Show and NPR’s Fresh Air and she even made an appearance on the Stephen Colbert show .
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I enjoyed following the controversy from afar last spring. Then, one of my students, a Chinese national studying in North Carolina, read and reviewed Battle Hymn for class. Her perspective was fascinating!