Global Families

Global Families

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In the last fifty years, transnational adoptiona€”specifically, the adoption of Asian childrena€”has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. In Global Families, Catherine Ceniza Choy unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States. Beginning with the post-World War II presence of the U.S. military in Asia, she reveals how mixed-race children born of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women and U.S. servicemen comprised one of the earliest groups of adoptive children. Based on extensive archival research, Global Families moves beyond one-dimensional portrayals of Asian international adoption as either a progressive form of U.S. multiculturalism or as an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism. Rather, Choy acknowledges the complexity of the phenomenon, illuminating both its radical possibilities of a world united across national, cultural, and racial divides through family formation and its strong potential for reinforcing the very racial and cultural hierarchies it sought to challenge.The Hong Kong Project Chinese InternationalAdoption in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s Without a doubt, China plays a key role in the ... Oprah Magazine, a photograph of Chinese adoptees is featured in the article a€œSpeak Easy: What Never to Say to an Adopted Child.a€ At the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, where many American adoptive families stay in China to complete visa paperwork, anbsp;...

Title:Global Families
Author:Catherine Ceniza Choy
Publisher:NYU Press - 2013-10-11


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