By Jeanne Choy Tate
The psychology of individualism that underlies American existence isn't any longer enough to steer a destiny packed with range. America’s young children could have wings to start into the long run, yet they lack roots connecting them to a shared history. Something Greater explores the effect of individualism on American child-rearing practices, and its lack of ability to house variety whereas maintaining lifestyles jointly in households and groups. via contrasting the intergenerational values of biblical and chinese language groups and present boy or girl study along with her personal reviews in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the writer unearths how the residing tales of historical past that lie on the middle of human improvement converse to a deep American starvation for shared values and connectedness in relatives and community.
“Jeanne Choy Tate prophetically and appropriately tackles the problem of variety in a clean and compelling demeanour! In a postcolonial spirit of engagement, she prioritizes the tales of individuals on the margins. We readers may all do good to hear, interact, and permit pass of our parochial biases.”
—Joseph F. Duggan, Founder, Postcolonial Networks
“Jeanne Choy Tate’s new ebook, Something Greater, is a true breath of unpolluted air in a tradition suffocating from the abuses of yank individualism. Drawing at the wealthy history of the chinese language and different ethnic cultures, and the ability of the Christian culture, she indicates the significance of . . . balancing individualism with the values of neighborhood and kin to construct a more healthy society in America.”
—Clifton Kirkpatrick, vacationing Professor of Ecumenical reviews and worldwide Ministries, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Jeanne Choy Tate, at age nineteen, crossed the yank continent to “find my identification” and paintings as a live-in volunteer on the Cameron residence project in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This marked the start of her lifelong involvement with chinese language tradition and the Chinese-American event. via her roles as a bilingual-bicultural early early life educator, a Presbyterian lay pastor, and a spouse and mom in a biracial-bicultural family members, she came upon that the interdependent values of chinese language cultural history are, in lots of methods, towards values held through early biblical groups than these of recent individualism. Her event encouraged her MA dissertation with Robert Bellah on chinese language and American academic values and her PhD at Graduate Theological Union on tradition and caregiving.
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