The Chinese Secrets for Success is the first book that reveals the untold secrets behind the rise of China and the success of Asian Americans-“the highest-income, best-educated, and fastest-growing racial group in the US,” according to the Pew Research Center.
Based on his bicultural living experience, YuKong Zhao shares an “inside view” on how Chinese/Asian Americans successfully raise their children, manage their money, and pursue rewarding careers by applying the following five Confucian values on motivation, education, money management, family, and friendship:
- Li-zhi: While less successful families just let children follow their interests and pop-culture influences which often limit their future, Confucianism-influenced families encourage children to have big and practical dreams to expand their future.
- Qin-xue: While less successful families indulge their children with toys and video games, and hand over their children’s education to public schools, Confucianism-influenced families demand and actively support their children to pursue an excellent education.
- Jie-jian: While less successful families borrow to spend, giving away a large portion of their income to Wall Street bankers, Confucianism-influenced families save for rainy days, retirement and investment, wisely building their financial security.
- Gu-jia: While less successful families simply maintain the family, letting everybody feel good and “be yourself,” Confucianism-influenced families manage the family, demanding healthy behaviors and “be better.”
- Ze-you: While less successful families mingle with friends who may ruin their lives, Confucianism-influenced families set high moral standards and select friends who can benefit their lives.