The Chinese Secrets For Success by Yukong ZhaoThe Chinese Secrets For Success by Yukong Zhao

The Chinese Secrets For Success

byYukong Zhao

Paperback | April 20, 2013

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The Chinese Secrets for Successis 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. 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.
YuKong Zhao is Director of China Business Development at Siemens Energy, Inc. He grew up in a Confucianism-influenced family in China and emigrated to the US in 1992. He is an expert in China strategies and has published an industrial strategy book in China. He was interviewed by Wen Jiabao in 2001, then the Deputy Premier of China, an...
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Title:The Chinese Secrets For SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:April 20, 2013Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781614485353

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"Today, the essence of modern Western civilization is still vibrant. It includes the free market system, the democratic political system, and the rule of law. Nevertheless, as we embark on the 21st century we are faced with huge challenges: increasing global competition, declining U.S. educational competitiveness, skyrocketing national and personal debt, unsustainable Social Security and Medicare systems, and looming high oil prices. Under these conditions, an open-minded person may ask: Are there any other cultural values we can learn to help us sustain our prosperity and improve our lives and those of our younger generation?The answer is yes. Although the US still maintains its global competitive edge, other nations are progressing at a faster pace, rapidly closing the gap. We can learn from the cultural values of such nations. As an immigration country, the US has attracted immigrants from various cultures. Some ethnic groups are faring significantly better than average. We can also learn something from these ethnic groups. It is this kind of open-minded attitude that has made the United States a world leader. It will also take this kind of open-minded attitude for us to sustain our prosperity and improve our lives!"

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. Why Does America Need Confucian Values?
Chapter 1. Challenging Times Are Ahead
Chapter 2. The Benefits of Confucian Influence
Chapter 3. Confucianism and Inspiring Confucian Values

Part II. The Five Inspiring Confucian Values
Chapter 4. First Value: Li-zhi “Determination for an Outstanding Life”—Confucian Value for Defining a Grand Destiny
Chapter 5. Second Value: Qin-xue “Pursuing an Excellent Education”—Confucian Value for Achieving a Successful Life in a Most Reliable Way
Chapter 6. Third Value: Jie-jian “Saving for a Better life”—Confucian Value for Managing Your Money Conservatively and Wisely
Chapter 7. Fourth Value: Gu-jia “Caring for Your Family” —Confucian Value for Creating a Harmonized, Happy, and Progressive Family
Chapter 8. Fifth Value: Ze-you “Developing Desirable Friendships”—Confucian Value for Developing Friendships That Benefit Your Life

Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliography
Index