The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past

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In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families.

At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable ...

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Overview

In 1997 journalist Karin Evans walked into an orphanage in southern China and met her new daughter, a beautiful one-year-old baby girl. In this fateful moment Evans became part of a profound, increasingly common human drama that links abandoned Chinese girls with foreigners who have traveled many miles to complete their families.

At once a compelling personal narrative and an evocative portrait of contemporary China, The Lost Daughters of China has also served as an invaluable guide for thousands of readers as they navigated the process of adopting from China. However, much has changed in terms of the Chinese government's policies on adoption since this book was originally published and in this revised and updated edition Evans addresses these developments. Also new to this edition is a riveting chapter in which she describes her return to China in 2000 to adopt her second daughter who was nearly three at the time. Many of the first girls to be adopted from China are now in the teens (China only opened its doors to adoption in the 1990s), and this edition includes accounts of their experiences growing up in the US and, in some cases, of returning to China in search of their roots.

Illuminating the real-life stories behind the statistics, The Lost Daughters of China is an unforgettable account of the red thread that winds form China's orphanages to loving families around the globe.

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What People Are Saying

Amy Tan
Not only an evocative memoir on East-West adoption but also a bridge to East-West understanding of human rights in China.
Iris Chang
Breathtaking—an unforgettable story. The Lost Daughters of China describes not only the tragedy of social engineering but the healing power of a mother's love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585426768
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2008
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents


A Letter to All the Lost Daughters of China Anchee Min XIII Introduction 1
1 Journey to the East 13
2 From China with Love 50
3 Down the River 79
4 The One-Child, Maybe-One-More Policy 101
5 The Taming Power of the Small 127
6 Matters of Life and Death 160
7 East-West Lives 183
8 In the Light of the Autumn Moon 210
9 The Search for Roots 223
10 Double Happiness 242
11 Throught the Chinese Looking Glass 250 Epilogue 271 A Conversation with Karin Evans 341 More Food for Thought 357 Acknowledgments 361 Notes 363 Bibliography 371 Resources 377
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