Is Amy Chua right when she explains “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” in an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal?

The parent depicted in Amy Chua’s WSJ excerpt (apparently just a provocative excerpt intended to drive sales of the book; see Christine Lu’s answer) is the parental equivalent of a demanding, yet incompetent executive or manager.  Such people understand that high standards and pushing your employees (or children) are necessary, but are totally at a loss about how to do it without breaking down human