The Lost Daughters of China: Abandoned Girls, Their Journey to America and the Search for a Missing Past

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J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 270 pages
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"In The Lost Daughters of China, Evans explores the emotional and political complexities of an international phenomenon that creates families across the boundaries of culture and geography. She describes the trying but often comic intercontinental journey in which she and her husband - guided by an adoption coordinator known fondly as "Saint Max," and armed with high hopes and powdered formula - trekked with seventeen other families from Hong Kong to the Pearl River Delta to meet their daughters." "At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, this book investigates the country's legacy of lost daughters. Evans casts light on an important untold story, delving into the underpinnings of an age-old cultural preference for boys, the machinations of the one-child policy, and the growing pains of modern China. In a sensitive and moving look at the unprecedented mixing of two cultures, she deftly weaves together the tales of the children themselves with the mystery of their anonymous Chinese families who remain in the shadows."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Having adopted a daughter myself from China, I at first had a difficult time understanding how a family could give up their daughter simply because she was a daughter. The Lost Daughters of China provides the reader with an alternate look at the process of giving up one's daughter. Read full review

The lost daughters of China: abandoned girls, their journey to America and the search for a missing past

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Each month, approximately 350 Chinese infants, almost all of them female, are adopted by Americans. Most of these babies were abandoned, left on the side of the road or in front of orphanages or ... Read full review

Contents

Journey to the East
9
From China with Love
47
In the Light of the Autumn Moon
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About the author (2000)

Karin Evans, a former editor at Outside magazine, senior editor for Health magazine, and senior editor for the San Francisco Examiner's Sunday magazine, was a founding editor of Rocky Mountain Magazine. Evans spent two years working at Newsweek's Hong Kong bureau.

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