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Introduction: International Adoption Nation

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/9780814717226.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book examines the historical origins of the highly celebrated and deeply controversial Asian international adoption in America. Drawing on the author's experience living and teaching in ... More


Race and Rescue in Early Asian International Adoption History

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/9780814717226.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the roles played by race and rescue in the early history of Asian international adoption in America. It begins by discussing how the post–World War II US occupation of Japan ... More


A World Vision: The Labor of Asian International Adoption

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/9780814717226.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the role of social service agencies, independent adoption organizations, humanitarian organizations, and individuals in facilitating Asian international adoption in the United ... More


Conclusion: New Geographies, Historical Legacies

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/9780814717226.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter examines the new geographies as well as the Cold War history and legacy of international adoption in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century and the ... 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


To Make Historical Their Own Stories: Adoptee Narratives as Asian American History

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/9780814717226.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the role of adoptees in the history of Asian international adoption in the United States. Focusing on the socio-historical as well as aesthetic contributions by Asian American ... More


Global Family Making: Narratives by and about Adoptive Families

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/9780814717226.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the emotional costs of Asian international adoption in the United States by focusing on the less well-known stories of pioneering American adoptive families. In particular, it ... More


Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In the last fifty years, transnational adoption—specifically, the adoption of Asian children—has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of ... More


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