That IS an image of women in a civilized discussion. They still got clothes on AND they aren't ripped & torn!
SMS, good job done. ( added - I'd become too hot to handle ) No, I haven't read it and don't miss it either. Indeed, stereotyped versions always get people up and arguing. Amy Chua reminds me of Amy Tan - are Amercian Chinese much like them?
Some stereotypes busting -
1. I，and my Chinese friends were in Porgy and Bess that saw us staying out late into the midnight hours to put the production to finesse.
2. My daughter beat her 7 year old. She played Ibert's Le Petit Ane Blanc at 5 and bowled the adjudicator over. "Terrific!" he thundered. But this was in the UK.
Some annotations - she's gifted. with perfect pitch and can pitch all notesl diminished and augmented notes incl at 5 aurally. I spent time with her on the piano, there were a few little resistences, like " Oh bother! Do have to?" ( continued for fear of losing thread due to heat SMS's created with his Amy Chua ) and I just said, " Yes, we 'll have to get the rhythm connected..." n less than an hour she was playing it all right and she said, " Thank you, mummy. I've got it! I'm glad we played." I don't know how Amy Chua taught her daughter.
In my case, I might have incidentally 'hothoused' my daughter when she was in the womb.
3. Using the word 'garbage' on children amounts to inculcating haughtiness and snobbery towards the nonelites.
Well, some professors. This kind of FP is a tyranny that brought old China to a revolution! But there had been a revival and Confucius reinstated, but I hope, with some modifications - this is not to say, there were no other great scholars who opposed Confucianist ideals in China.
To day, East and West can be complementary rather than conflicting. What a joke?