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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


Epilogue

Josephine M.T. Khu

in Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0030
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains that although the search for identity is a personal task, in both the reasons prompting such a search and its results are entwined larger questions involving the nature of a ... 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


Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

Melissa Brown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231818
eISBN:
9780520927940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231818.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The “one China” policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over ... More


Introduction: Interpreting Chinese Modernity, 1900–1950

Yeh Wen-hsin

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Chinese modernity during the period from 1900 to 1980. It examines the role of modernity in the ... More


Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Wen-hsin Yeh (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume evaluates the dual roles of war and modernity in the transformation of twentieth-century Chinese identity. The chapters argue that war, no less than revolution, deserves attention as a ... More


China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

Peter Hays Gries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232976
eISBN:
9780520931947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Three American missiles hit the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, and what Americans view as an appalling and tragic mistake, many Chinese see as a “barbaric” and intentional “criminal act,” the latest in ... More


Chinese Identity and the “West”

Peter Hays Gries

in China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232976
eISBN:
9780520931947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232976.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Chinese identity and Chinese nationalists' view of the West. It discusses Westerners' observation that the Chinese threat to both America and Japan is real and that it is the ... More


Conclusion

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/9781479890521.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter reviews how the book has explored how Chinese American and white adoptive parents learn about issues of culture and racism and gain insight into how their children are being ... More


The Empire Thesis and its Critics

Baogang He

in Governing Taiwan and Tibet: Democratic Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748699711
eISBN:
9781474416139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699711.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 examines the historically-based thesis on empire that argues that the democratic process evolving from ‘empire’ to nation-state presents a challenge for China’s territorial integrity. It ... More


Introduction

Julia María Schiavone Camacho

in Chinese Mexicans: Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835401
eISBN:
9781469601786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882597_schiavone_camacho.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book follows the paths of Chinese Mexican families, tracing the transpacific journeys and the emergence of a Chinese Mexican identity. It also explores complex intersections of identity, ... More


Conclusion

Crossley Pamela Kyle, Helen F. Siu, and Donald S. Sutton

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

Other than China, no empire of such cultural and ethnic diversity has survived modern statehood and the twentieth century in one piece. While the concept of ethnicity is certainly modern, it is clear ... More


Chinese History as a Constructed Continuity: The Work of Rao Zongyi

T. H. Barrett

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The continuity of Chinese history, through the unfolding of the ‘dynastic cycle’ of its successive imperial regimes, has been taken as one of the great truisms of discourse on China. Yet assertions ... More


Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Kenneth Chan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The dramatic surge of Chinese visibility in Hollywood has been spurred by Sino-chic talents such as directors Ang Lee, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai, Wayne Wang, and Zhang Yimou, and stars such as Jackie ... More


The Lyrical in Epic Time: The Music and Poetry of Jiang Wenye

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the journey of Jiang Wenye, a Taiwanese composer and poet based in Japan, in search of his Chinese identity. More specifically, it examines the artistic choice Jiang made ... More


Islamic Transnationalism: Yunnanese Muslims

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the migration history of contemporary Yunnanese Muslims in Burma and their Islamic transnationalism. The narrators relate their marginality in Burma, owing to both their ... More


Wang Tao in Hong Kong and the Chinese “Other”

Elizabeth Sinn

in Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390847
eISBN:
9789888455010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390847.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Wang Tao, a prominent member of the Chinese literati, arrived in Hong Kong in 1862 and found it a baffling place, inhabited not only by foreigners but also by southern Chinese, who were (in his view) ... More


Setting the Scene

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction contextualizes Tsui Hark’s Peking Opera Blues both in the light of the many struggles for democracy in modern China since Republican times, and in the light of his own filmmaking ... More


And History Took a Calligraphic Turn: Tai Jingnong and the Art of Writing

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the artistic transition made by Tai Jingnong from literature to calligraphy amid a mid-century crisis. A native of Anhui, Tai belonged to the May Fourth generation aspiring for ... More


Bridging the Bipolar: Zheng Jing’s Decade on Taiwan, 1663–1673

Xing Hang

in Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852764
eISBN:
9780824869021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852764.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the contingency of Zheng Jing's involvement with Taiwan during the period 1663–1673 to highlight the bipolarity of the organization he inherited from Koxinga, and more ... More


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