Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3312004772
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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

Die Welt in Flammen

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864142997
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Wenn Schwellenländer oder Dritte-Welt-Staaten Demokratie und eine freie Marktwirtschaft einführen, gehen die meisten davon aus, dass dies einen großen Fortschritt für das jeweilige Land darstellt. So schauen auch wir mit Wohlwollen auf die Entwicklungen in Nordafrika und im Nahen Osten. Doch führt die vom Westen immer wieder betonte Formel "Demokratie und Marktwirtschaft für alle" wirklich zu einer gerechteren Welt? Amy Chua, "Tigermutter" und Yale-Professorin, belegt, warum Demokratisierung und Marktwirtschaft ganz im Gegenteil sogar Hass und ethnische Verfolgung von Minderheiten schürten. Sie zeigt, dass Ethnien, die einst die Wirtschaft dominierten, durch die Veränderungen im Zentrum von Verfolgung und Konflikten stehen: Chinesen in Südostasien, die "Weißen" in Lateinamerika, Südafrika und Simbabwe, die jüdischen Oligarchen in Russland oder auch die Inder in Ostafrika. Chua zeigt die zerstörerische Schattenseite der Globalisierung auf, die viele nicht wahrhaben wollen: Vom Hass auf die USA und Europa bis hin zu den katastrophalen Konsequenzen für die Regionen selbst.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408813165
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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they were two years ahead of their classmates in maths and had exceptional musical abilities. But Sophia and Lulu were never allowed to attend a sleepover, be in a school play, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, and not be the #1 student in every subject (except gym and drama). And they had to practice their instruments for hours every day, as well as in school breaks and on family holidays. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? In Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua relates her experiences raising her children the 'Chinese way', and how dutiful, patient Sophia flourished under the regime and how tenacious, hot-tempered Lulu rebelled. It is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It's also about Mozart and Mendelssohn, the piano and the violin, and how they made it to Carnegie Hall. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

Alle Menschen sind gleich erfolgreiche nicht

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593501171
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Warum sind Einwanderer aus China und dem Iran Gewinnertypen und die aus anderen Nationen oft nicht? »Tigermutter« Amy Chua und ihr Mann Jed Rubenfeld haben eine überraschende Antwort. Erfolg hat, wer drei Dinge mit auf den Weg bekommt: das Gefühl kollektiver Überlegenheit, gepaart mit einer tiefen Unsicherheit gegenüber der neuen Gesellschaft und nicht zuletzt einer guten Portion Selbstdisziplin. Das Gute: Das Erfolgsprinzip ist kulturell geprägt, aber dennoch übertragbar und kann uns auch hierzulande eine Lehre sein. Vorausgesetzt, wir haben den nötigen Biss!

Wolkent chter

Author: Xinran
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426412136
Format: PDF
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Zehn Frauen und ihre bewegenden Geschichten, die alle von dem schmerzlichen Verlust der eigenen Tochter erzählen: Da ist Kumei, die von ihrer Familie gezwungen wurde, ihre beiden Töchter kurz nach der Geburt zu töten. Was sollte man mit den nutzlosen Wesen auch anfangen? Oder ein Ehepaar, das sich während einer Zugfahrt liebevoll um seine Tochter kümmerte – und sie dennoch an einem verlassenen Bahnhof aussetzte. Und Xinran selbst, die ein Mädchen vor dem Dasein als Waise retten wollte. Doch ihr Verstoß gegen die Ein-Kind- Politik wurde so geahndet, dass sie das Mädchen für immer verlor.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Kazam Butur
Publisher: HASAT .BOOK
ISBN:
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From Publishers Weekly Chua (Day of Empire) imparts the secret behind the stereotypical Asian child's phenomenal success: the Chinese mother. Chua promotes what has traditionally worked very well in raising children: strict, Old World, uncompromising values--and the parents don't have to be Chinese. What they are, however, are different from what she sees as indulgent and permissive Western parents: stressing academic performance above all, never accepting a mediocre grade, insisting on drilling and practice, and instilling respect for authority. Chua and her Jewish husband (both are professors at Yale Law) raised two girls, and her account of their formative years achieving amazing success in school and music performance proves both a model and a cautionary tale. Sophia, the eldest, was dutiful and diligent, leapfrogging over her peers in academics and as a Suzuki piano student; Lulu was also gifted, but defiant, who excelled at the violin but eventually balked at her mother's pushing. Chua's efforts "not to raise a soft, entitled child" will strike American readers as a little scary--removing her children from school for extra practice, public shaming and insults, equating Western parenting with failure--but the results, she claims somewhat glibly in this frank, unapologetic report card, "were hard to quarrel with." (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved. From Chua’s stated intent is to present the differences between Western and Chinese parenting styles by sharing experiences with her own children (now teenagers). As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is poised to contrast the two disparate styles, even as she points out that being a “Chinese Mother” can cross ethnic lines: it is more a state of mind than a genetic trait. Yet this is a deeply personal story about her two daughters and how their lives are shaped by such demands as Chua’s relentless insistence on straight A’s and daily hours of mandatory music practice, even while vacationing with grandparents. Readers may be stunned by Chua’s explanations of her hard-line style, and her meant-to-be humorous depictions of screaming matches intended to force greatness from her girls. She insists that Western children are no happier than Chinese ones, and that her daughters are the envy of neighbors and friends, because of their poise and musical, athletic, and academic accomplishments. Ironically, this may be read as a cautionary tale that asks just what price should be paid for achievement. --Colleen Mondor

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Ahban Azer
Publisher:
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From Publishers Weekly Chua (Day of Empire) imparts the secret behind the stereotypical Asian child's phenomenal success: the Chinese mother. Chua promotes what has traditionally worked very well in raising children: strict, Old World, uncompromising values--and the parents don't have to be Chinese. What they are, however, are different from what she sees as indulgent and permissive Western parents: stressing academic performance above all, never accepting a mediocre grade, insisting on drilling and practice, and instilling respect for authority. Chua and her Jewish husband (both are professors at Yale Law) raised two girls, and her account of their formative years achieving amazing success in school and music performance proves both a model and a cautionary tale. Sophia, the eldest, was dutiful and diligent, leapfrogging over her peers in academics and as a Suzuki piano student; Lulu was also gifted, but defiant, who excelled at the violin but eventually balked at her mother's pushing. Chua's efforts "not to raise a soft, entitled child" will strike American readers as a little scary--removing her children from school for extra practice, public shaming and insults, equating Western parenting with failure--but the results, she claims somewhat glibly in this frank, unapologetic report card, "were hard to quarrel with." (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved. From Chua’s stated intent is to present the differences between Western and Chinese parenting styles by sharing experiences with her own children (now teenagers). As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she is poised to contrast the two disparate styles, even as she points out that being a “Chinese Mother” can cross ethnic lines: it is more a state of mind than a genetic trait. Yet this is a deeply personal story about her two daughters and how their lives are shaped by such demands as Chua’s relentless insistence on straight A’s and daily hours of mandatory music practice, even while vacationing with grandparents. Readers may be stunned by Chua’s explanations of her hard-line style, and her meant-to-be humorous depictions of screaming matches intended to force greatness from her girls. She insists that Western children are no happier than Chinese ones, and that her daughters are the envy of neighbors and friends, because of their poise and musical, athletic, and academic accomplishments. Ironically, this may be read as a cautionary tale that asks just what price should be paid for achievement. --Colleen Mondor

Todesinstinkt

Author: Jed Rubenfeld
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453267039
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Der Tag, an dem die Wall Street brannte Die Panik am 16. September 1920 ist gross: Ein gewaltiges Bombenattentat vor dem Bankierhaus J.P. Morgan erschüttert die Wall Street und fordert eine Vielzahl von Toten und Verletzten. Wer steckt hinter dem Anschlag? Jimmy Littlemore, Detective der New Yorker Polizei, nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Noch ehe er dem ersten Hinweis folgen kann, stellt sich ihm das übermächtige FBI in den Weg. Doch Littlemore ermittelt unbeirrt weiter und kommt bald einer ungeheuren Intrige auf die Spur. Am 16. September 1920 wird Amerika zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte des Landes zur Zielscheibe des Terrors. Es ist ein strahlender Herbsttag, als Unbekannte mehrere Sprengsätze auf der New Yorker Wall Street deponieren. Während Dutzende Menschen in der Mittagspause aus ihren Büros strömen, detonieren um exakt 12.01 Uhr die Bomben. Unzählige Menschen finden den Tod. Jimmy Littlemore, Hauptermittler der New Yorker Polizei, sieht sich einem schwierigen Fall gegenüber. Nicht nur pfuscht ihm von Anfang an das FBI in seine Ermittlungen, sondern auch die Regierung in Washington legt ein besonderes Interesse an den Tag. Littlemore lässt sich jedoch nicht beirren. Mit dem befreundeten Arzt Stratham Younger an der Seite, stösst er bald auf eine erste Spur. Doch die Umstände des Anschlags werden immer rätselhafter, bis Littlemore und Younger die erschreckende Wahrheit aufdecken.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter

Author: Diana Holquist
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781523955749
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Five years after Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother burst onto the scene, it's still a cultural phenomenon. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter is a systematic response to that book. It's a brutally honest, hilarious parenting memoir that explores the explosive issues raised by Tiger Mother, arguing that the only parenting battle worth fighting is the one against our own worst selves. How one family fought the myth that you have to destroy childhood to raise extraordinary adults. What does a "successful" child look like? If you imagined a straight-A-earning, classical-music-playing, rule-following, Ivy-bound prodigy, you're not alone. This is what I thought my kid should look like, too. I was determined to raise my child in this image, no matter the cost. After all, I was one of those kids. The traditional path to success sure worked for me. But life intervened in ways I couldn't have imagined. I was faced with two choices: Impose my will no matter the trauma. Or, take a frightening, uncharted path- -to where? A sub-standard child, unable to succeed on the level I had? Did letting up mean letting my child down? Answering these questions took my family on a fascinating journey. What looked and felt like failure after failure on adult terms led to a different kind of success: mad creativity, fierce independence, and relentless self-direction. In other words, everything an adult needs to make it in today's world. So what does a successful child look like? She looks like my child. Maybe she also looks a lot like yours. "Want your child to be creative, independent, mentally balanced and ready to take on the world? Read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter, the story of one American kid, one American mother, lots of self-doubt, and eventual triumph--the American way." --Goodreads.com "I enjoyed it more than the Tiger Mother version! the daughter's POV is interesting. She's a smart girl without parental influence. Mom was smart to let her little ones shine on their own!" --Goodreads.com (Diana Holquist is the award-winning author of six novels and the parody children's book, The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard. She's won the New York Book Festival award for Best Novel; has garnered a coveted starred review from Publisher's Weekly; and, she's been a RITA and Reader's Choice Award finalist. A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two kids, and three cats. She also writes small-town women's fiction under the pseudonym Sophie Gunn.) PRAISE FOR NOVELS BY DIANA HOLQUIST "With characters so real, they jump off the page..." --Doubleday Book Club "(Holquist)...raises some serious issues, leaving readers' eyes shining both with happiness and tears." --Library Journal "...laughter, passion and deeply moving sentiment." --New York Times Bestseller Robyn Carr "...Holquist is one for the keeper shelf." --Parksberg News and Sentinel "A real treat for readers..." --New York Times Bestseller Susan Wiggs "A delightful debut..." --Booklist, starred review "...humor, warmth, emotions, characters that step off the page..." --New York Times Bestseller Mariah Stewart

Todesstunde

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641089972
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Er mordet nach einem grausamen Plan. Er zieht die Fäden. Er ist die Spinne im Netz. Und er ist noch lange nicht am Ziel Seinen wohlverdienten Urlaub hat sich Detective Michael Bennett anders vorgestellt: Kaum zur Ruhe gekommen, erreicht ihn die Nachricht eines vermeintlichen Bombenanschlags auf die New York Public Library. Die Bombe ist nur eine Attrappe – doch die Erleichterung schlägt in Entsetzen um, als klar wird, dass es sich um eine Warnung handelt: Dies ist der Beginn einer Reihe grausamer Verbrechen, die New York in Angst versetzt. Mithilfe der FBI-Agentin Emily Parker gelingt es Bennett schließlich, das Muster des Killers aufzudecken – und das ungeheure Ausmaß seines Plans.