Catalogue by countries / Wanting a daughter, needing a son: Abandonment, adoption, and orphanage care in China

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ISS/IRC Code COM-ADOPT ENG-043
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Title Wanting a daughter, needing a son: Abandonment, adoption, and orphanage care in China
Author JOHNSON Kay Ann
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Date published/issue 00-00-2004
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED STATES
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Publisher Yeong & Yeong Book Company, 1368 Michelle Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota 55123-1459, USA
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Page 255
Price 24.95$
ISBN 0-9638472-7-9
Type of material Book
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Document description Commentaries
Research
Country concerned CHINA
Index Abandon-cause
Adoption-intercountry
Institution-child
Adoption
Orphan
Abandonment
Adoption-domestic
Free text In this research, Kay Ann Johnson untangles the complex interactions between the practices of abandonment and adoption in China and the government's population policies. She explores also the consequences of this: the overcrowding of orphanages that led China to begin international adoptions, the quantity of healthy infant girls in these orphanages... She shows that a rapidly changing culture in late twentieth-century hastened a positive revaluation of daughters, while new policies limiting births undercut girls'improving status in the family.

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Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Miscellaneous
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