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How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Andrea Louie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China ... More


Asian American Adoptive Parents: Freedom and Flexibility

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complexities of Asian American identity production in the context of adoption by focusing on the experiences of Chinese American adoptive parents. Drawing on Asian American ... More


Negotiating Chineseness in Everyday Life

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the productions of Chineseness as a form of cultural and racial identity within the context of everyday lives of adoptive parents and their children. More specifically, it ... More


The Hong Kong Project: Chinese International Adoption in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Chinese international adoption from Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s and links this earlier history of Asian international adoption to refugee resettlement. Beginning in the ... More


Introduction

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the ways that Chinese American and white adoptive parents, and their children as they become teens, approach issues of Chinese identity, and how they imagine the Chineseness of ... More


Beginnings: The Adoption Trip

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on her May 2002 trip to China with a group of adoptive parents as they received their adopted children and processed the adoption paperwork. She describes the ... More


Don’t Objectify Me: Chinese Adoptee Teens

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how Chinese culture is enacted, performed, and negotiated within broader U.S. identity politics by focusing on the use of Chineseness by Chinese adoptee teens to define ... More


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