WildChina Book Club
Join us every month as we select a book that explores the diverse stories and voices of China. Afterward, we'll connect with their author themselves with a LIVE Q&A, hosted by WildChina founder Mei Zhang.
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May 14 - WildChina May Book Club
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Learn what it means to be a 'tiger mother' and Chua's reflections on raising successful children in contrasting cultures.
The daughter of Chinese immigrants from Fujian province, Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a bestselling author. In 2011, Amy was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, one of the Atlantic Monthly’s Brave Thinkers, and one of Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers. She also received the Yale Law School’s “Best Teaching” award.
Amy Chua’s written works include World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (2002), which was selected by both The Economist and the U.K.’s Guardian as a Best Book of 2003 and Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall (2007). This month, we’ll be reading Amy Chua’s 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a provocative international bestseller that has been translated into 30 languages.
Find out more about Amy Chua’s life and work here.
May 8 - WildChina Academy x Tony Hsu
Learn about the life and legacy of China's visionary poet, Xu Zhimo.