13th Ambassador Burton Levin Memorial Lecture Series with Amy ChuaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
with John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Author, The Golden Gate
18:30 Registration and Cocktail Reception
19:00 Opening Remarks
20:05 Keynote Speech and Fireside Chat
21:00 Closing Remarks
21:05 Book Signing and Reception
ASHK Member and Yale Alumni Individual Ticket: HKD 3,000
Non-Member Individual Ticket: HKD 3,800
Silver Table: HKD 28,000
Gold Table: HKD 35,000
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to present an evening reception, dinner, and dialogue with Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of World on Fire, Day of Empire, Political Tribes, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and most recently, The Golden Gate, her first novel.
How did Amy journey from the child of immigrant parents to a high-powered legal career to the heights of academia, writing conversation-starting non-fiction books along the way? What led to her decision to write a novel, and how has her own background and relationship with Asia influenced her writing? What lessons can we draw from her past non-fiction works to understand the world today? Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating exploration of these questions and more.
The Ambassador Burton Levin Memorial Lecture Series
Established in 1995 to honor Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s founding executive director, and is intended to facilitate, broaden and enrich dialogue about U.S.-Asian relations and intra-Asian relations.
Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. The daughter of Chinese immigrant parents from the Philippines, she grew up in the Midwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the first Asian American 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. In September 2023, Amy published her debut novel, The Golden Gate, which was selected 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.
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