Narrative and gaming

Tara Fickle*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Equal parts memoir and instruction manual, Amy Chua’s infamous Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011) opens with the observation that “a lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids.” The self-proclaimed Tiger Mother accordingly offers up some pointers for those American parents looking to produce their own versions of the model minority stereotype; the “secret, " evidently, is all about prohibition. “Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to do, " Chua tells us, providing a bullet-point list that includes the following examples: Have a playdate Be in a school play Watch TV or play computer games Choose their own extracurricular activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317698418
ISBN (Print)9780415642484
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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