One thing is a constant, the present generation of Chinese will always think that their parents are outdated and inefficient people because they are still rooted in Chinese culture and identity, thus to better themselves, they arrive at a conclusion there is no two way but to chop off all their roots and identify with Western culture. Little do they know that even most of their grandparents have already chopped off their roots in their generation and adopted Western history, art and pop culture, as much as they are.
Having adopted Western culture for a century, most overseas Chinese people now are not much closer to holding their noses high and walking tall. This is because they have all been Westernizing the wrong way. All they adopted are the leaves and fruits of Western civilization, they did not adopt the roots, which are what made Western civilization rise far above India and China in the last 400 years.
The diaspora is constantly exposed to the Western notion that communism is bad, China is evil, some even come up with the theory that China's cultural roots are evil because they create a breeding environment for communism. With that in mind they abandon their culture, their religion, their traditions, their language, their history, and demonize all that. They constantly point at China's cultural revolution, yet they become the destroyers of their own tradition themselves. It is a pity that the conflict between democracy and communism has caused Chinese people to damage their own rich culture, the only one that lasted for so long when the rest of the world's civilizations rose and fell in duration of a few centuries.
If they really have been learning openly like the supposed Western education model, they will not be so ignorant in their own heritage. Freedom of education is what we can learn from the West. We should not be limited to the textbooks of the state. We need to develop a curiosity to learn what we and our peers do not yet know but will give us an edge. Learn how the Western world invented the steam engine, electricity, modern firearms and airplanes.
The concept of giving feedback and suggestions will also be valuable in the modern world. Chinese people need to know that when things need to be done, we should not let rankings, age and social position affect our clear communication with our partners and superiors. This is the spirit of democracy. It can be done together with good manners and good language. The upper ranks should be more open to feedback and suggestions and rewarding their subordinates for them.
Scratch a Russian and you will find a Tartan, scratch an anglophone Chinese and you will not find any knowledge of the Chinese race. You can ask 10 diaspora Chinese about their ancestors and their ancestors' homeland 300 years, 500 years and 800 years ago, 9 out of 10 will say they don't know what happened in China, they will only know that a lot of Chinese got massacred by the Japanese in World War Two (Which was under represented in the Powerful but Biased Western Media), after that, China became a poor third world communist country, and end of story.
They seem unwilling to learn the glory of the Chinese civilization's peak, the Han and Tang Dynasties. Learning of China's rise and decline will allow us to know our strengths and know how our weaknesses brought us down. An education on Chinese history will teach the overseas Chinese what could be done to improve ourselves for the future with the lessons of the past. It is not to be shunned and avoided. It is better to be mature with 3000 years of experience and wisdom, than naive with 100 years of ignorant insecurity. We must also learn the mistakes of Western civilization and how we should not commit these mistakes in the future.
Some English educated Chinese say that Western art, Western literature and Western philosophy is important and it is the spirit the essence. They tend to not digest the fact that people of other races only pay attention to Western culture, Western soft power because they were able to force people over with their hard military and technological power. Do you have modern human rights and environment protection movements first or do you have first a Europe polluted by the two waves of Industrial Revolutions which created the hardware they used to conquer the world? Apparently, the latter first. For the humanities side of knowledge, you can always refer to me or our historians and Chinese culture experts.