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Wanting a Daughter Needing a Son BAD021


"In this highly illuminating and deeply moving book, Kay Johnson provides an intimate portrait of the complex processes by which, over the past decade, thousands of little Chinese girls have made their way from orphanages in China into adoptive homes overseas. It is a story that plays out on many levels and challenges long-held stereotypes about China. While Johnson documents dramatic improvements in the conditions of Chinese orphanages during the 1990s, she also illuminates the persistent challenges facing families caught between the Chinese state's policy of one or two children for all and rural Chinese society's insistent need for sons. Written by the leading scholarly authority on the abandonment and adoption of Chinese children, this groundbreaking study opens up a world of Chinese politics - the politics of children - whose inner dynamics will fascinate, disturb, and ultimately give hope to adoptive parents and scholars alike." - Susan Greenhalgh, Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Irvine.

By Kay Ann Johnson, Edited by Amy Klatzkin, Hardcover, English, 312 Pages, 8.9" x 5.9"
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