When Jennifer Ng, who immigrated from Hong Kong as a child, was growing up in Manhattan, she said she believed she would never meet the expectations of her parents or society. Her parents expected her to study hard, choose a safe, lucrative career, stay near Chinatown, marry and take care of the family. Society, she said, type-cast her as passive and industrious. But even as Ms. Ng pronounced ING tried to meet these goals, she found herself doing other things. She boarded at Barnard College in upper Manhattan, rather than commute from home in Chinatown, as her family wished.
The Cultural Expectations Of Being Raised In An Asian American Household
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