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January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How Amy Chua went from a shy Asian kid to a Yale Law professor and author of conversation-starting books!


Amy Chua will discuss her journey from the daughter of immigrants to Yale Law professor and author of conversation-starting books—and now novelist. Amy Chua’s most recent book is “The Golden Gate”, a historical novel. Perhaps her most famous (or infamous) book is “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”


Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. After practicing on Wall Street for a few years, she joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001 and is a noted expert in the areas of foreign policy, globalization, and ethnic conflict.

Amy is the bestselling author of numerous books, including World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (2002), which was selected by both The Economist and the U.K.’s Guardian as a Best Book of 2003; Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall (2007); The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (2013); and Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (2018). Her 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was a runaway international bestseller that has been translated into 30 languages. The Golden Gate (Minotaur, September 2023) is her debut novel and was selected as an Amazon Best Book of September

Professor Chua has lectured widely around the world, including at the World Bank, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Brookings Institution, the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, and the World Economic Forum in Davos

In 2011, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, one of the Atlantic Monthly’s Brave Thinkers, and one of Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers. She is also a multiple-time recipient of Yale Law School’s “Best Teaching” award and just this past Fall won the Buckley Institute Lux and Veritas Award, given to a Yale faculty member who has distinguished themselves in promoting intellectual diversity.



January 19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chevalier’s Books
133 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
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