Amy Chua

Professor , Yale Law School

About This Expert

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She was born in 1962, the Year of the Tiger, in Champaign, Illinois. She lived in the Midwest until she was eight, when her father Leon Chua became a professor at UC Berkeley, and her family moved to California. Amy graduated from El Cerrito High School in 1980.

Amy’s first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, a New York Times bestseller, was selected by both The Economist and the U.K.’s Guardian as one of the Best Books of 2003. Professor Chua’s second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall was a critically acclaimed Foreign Affairs bestseller. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, another of Amy’s books, is a memoir and reflection on cultural differences in child-rearing.

Amy has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Colbert Report, Charlie Rose, The Lehrer News Hour, and Real Time With Bill Maher. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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