Dr. Andrea Louie’s new book How Chinese Are You? Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture was released in August of 2015. In it, Dr. Louie examines the challenges Chinese adoption presents to families trying to honor their children’s “birth culture.” This ethnographic study analyzes how both white and Asian American adoptive parents engage in changing understandings of and relationships with “Chineseness” as a form of ethnic identity, racial identity, or cultural capital over the life course.
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This article is in the Department of Anthropology’s Fall 2015 Newsletter, see the entire newsletter here.09.22.15