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How Chinese are you? : adopted Chinese youth and their families negotiate identity and culture

Author: Andrea Louie
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children's "birth culture." However, transnational, transracial adoption also presents challenges to families who are trying to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Louie, Andrea.
How Chinese are you?.
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015010014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Louie
ISBN: 9781479859887 1479859885
OCLC Number: 923734916
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
A background on transnational and transracial adoption --
Beginnings: the adoption trip --
Asian American adoptive parents: freedom and flexibility --
White parents' constructions of Chineseness: preemptive parenting --
Negotiating Chineseness in everyday life --
Don't objectify me: Chinese adoptee teens --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Andrea Louie.
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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 and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children's "birth culture." However, transnational, transracial adoption also presents challenges to families who are trying to impart in their children cultural and racial identities that they themselves do not possess, while at the same time incorporating their own racial, ethnic, and religious identities. Ma.

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"Andrea Louie has written a fascinating, rich ethnography on how identity and racial consciousness are understood among adoptees from China. While Chineseness, Chinese Americanness, and Asian Read more...

 
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