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  • The idea of “Asianness” | Careless Whispers
    and to pass on their ways to their children In a blunt way everything they did was an espousal of Asianness and how they were different from the Americans My problem with this is that eventually what became Asianness was really a value system from another generation The best evidence I have for my thesis is to just go to all these Asian countries in 2013 and see how they approach child rearing and if they behave the way Amy Chua and her ilk describe as a fundamentally Asian style of raising children Theoretically the parents from Asia should be even more Asian than the Asians that came to America But what you notice when you go to countries like Japan Singapore Hong Kong Taiwan Korea etc is that their values have changed While their values are different from Americans these modern Asian parents definitely do not hold the same values as Amy Chua Modern Japanese mothers resemble American mothers more so than the version of Asian mothers espoused by the tiger mom They enjoy their children and don t view life as the brutal struggle it might have been for many in 1970s Asia You also see this phenomenon with multiple ethnic groups Probably the closest analogy would be the way Jews identify themselves You can see this in movie stereotypes and in regular life also the way Jews talk about the differences between them and the goyim Their values are also frozen in time like the Asians from when they immigrated and when you look at modern parents in say Israel you can see that most of them don t adhere to those ideas of Jewishness anymore and are in fact closer to modern American parents or modern European parents than they are to older Jewish Americans Another

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  • Asian Parents | Careless Whispers
    to work life home life and especially children Once these immigrants came to America they tried extremely hard to maintain a sense of identity and to pass on their ways to their children In a blunt way everything they did was an espousal of Asianness and how they were different from the Americans My problem with this is that eventually what became Asianness was really a value system from another generation The best evidence I have for my thesis is to just go to all these Asian countries in 2013 and see how they approach child rearing and if they behave the way Amy Chua and her ilk describe as a fundamentally Asian style of raising children Theoretically the parents from Asia should be even more Asian than the Asians that came to America But what you notice when you go to countries like Japan Singapore Hong Kong Taiwan Korea etc is that their values have changed While their values are different from Americans these modern Asian parents definitely do not hold the same values as Amy Chua Modern Japanese mothers resemble American mothers more so than the version of Asian mothers espoused by the tiger mom They enjoy their children and don t view life as the brutal struggle it might have been for many in 1970s Asia You also see this phenomenon with multiple ethnic groups Probably the closest analogy would be the way Jews identify themselves You can see this in movie stereotypes and in regular life also the way Jews talk about the differences between them and the goyim Their values are also frozen in time like the Asians from when they immigrated and when you look at modern parents in say Israel you can see that most of them don t adhere to those ideas

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