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Pearl S. Buck and the Institutional and Rhetorical Reframing of US and Korean Adoption

Kori A. Graves

in A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479872329
eISBN:
9781479891276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872329.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1949, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize–winning author Pearl S. Buck established Welcome House, the first permanent foster home and adoption agency for mixed-race children of Asian descent born in the ... More


The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

Karen Leong

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244221
eISBN:
9780520938632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth ... More


Ideologies of the Anesthetic:: Acupuncture, Photography, and the Material Image

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter begins by reading the controversy of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1974 documentary film, China and Pearl S. Buck's China: Past and Present (1972). Moving from Antonioni's filming of a ... More


Vietnamese Adoptions in the Early War Years

Allison Varzally

in Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630915
eISBN:
9781469630939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the first wave of Vietnamese adoptions against a backdrop of military escalation and growing anti-war sentiment. It examines the language of responsibility, culpability and ... More


Protestant Entrance and Christian Expansion (1840–1950)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Beginning in the 1840s, Anglo-French gunboat diplomacy and “unequal treaties” forcibly opened China to European economic interests and, in so doing, introduced unprecedented opportunities for ... More


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