The Chinese Secrets for Success

Five Inspiring Confucian Values
Product Number: EB00737887
Released: Oct 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781614485360
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Go beyond the tiger mom philosophy with "a more balanced—and more useful—elaboration of how to apply each [Confucian] value" (Kirkus Reviews). Today, many American families are facing the economic fallout of global competition, a decline in education quality, the potential reduction of Social Security and Medicare benefits, and high oil prices. The answer to these problems can be found in five inspiring Confucian values regarding career aspiration, education, money management, family, and friendship—the untold secrets behind the rise of China and the success of Asian Americans, whom the Pew Research Center calls the highest-income and best-educated racial group in the US. Based on his bicultural living experience and deep understanding of Confucianism, YuKong Zhao connects ancient Chinese wisdom to today's real-life challenges and shares an "inside view" of how Chinese Americans apply these values to their lives and make themselves successful in their careers and as parents. Using an insightful cross-cultural perspective, he advocates a balanced approach that combines the strengths of Confucian values and American culture. He challenges many prevailing pop-culture values and offers sensible solutions that are refreshing, distinctive, and effective. "Will we be able to learn from other countries? Can we take the best practices and apply them to our own culture? I believe we have no choice in the matter if we are to be among the global leaders in the future. The Chinese Secrets for Success is a good start to at least getting us thinking in a productive way." —Executive Leader Coach (

Author(s): YuKong Zhao
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2013

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