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

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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 Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/2/2008
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 580,306
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2015

    Humdrum

    Awesomesauce!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2015

    WHOA

    Wheres chapter 1? Good if I could read 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    E &spades

    Thanks for using Avon! This is really good! :0 :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    River&star

    I agree with Portal so much!!!!! This is the BEST BOOK EVER!!! And I am thinking, "Don't kill Storm!!!" So please don't...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    I &star m &star k &star

    : ) this is a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    ♦&star Star &star♦

    Thans for using Autumn!! Nice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    Portal 劎

    I'm cannot think of what to say. Real-life me, currently in American Girl PJs in my bed at 7:38 wishes my school library has books like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2015

    To Monkey king

    Im thinking you should have storm and jewel fall in love but thunder will get jealous and join thedark clan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    Glowing Embers ch 9

    Hiii!!! Wow, this week flew by. I cant believe its Saturday already!! <p> Storm stood upon a hill, his blues scales reflecting the cold light of a blood moon. He could feel a presence behind him, but he couldnt turn. Suddenly he heard a tiny whisper of wings as the dark shape of a dragon landed in front of him. He thought it was male, but he couldnt be quite sure, because he could only see Its eyes. Like black abysess of nothingness, they seemed suck in all moonlight that came too close. It made them no brighter and they continued to stare blankly at Storm. "I know you are afraid," it said, "dont be." Storm was taken aback at the sound of the voice. It was definetly male, but it sounded young, almost around his age. "Who are you?" He asked, finding he could speak. "It is not your time to know that, Storm," replied the mysterious dragon beginning to fade in a swirling mist. "Remember me, ( *singing* remember me for Centuries!!;) ) l will return to you soon..." "Wait!" Storm called,"how do you know my name?" But it was too late, the dragon was gone. He suddenly felt himself jerk downwards, and a dense fog seemed to invade his brain. He could hear voices, they grew louder and louder as th mist grew less and less. Then a bitter taste pushed its way down his throat, and he woke up. <p> Thunder ran beside Autumn, with Rex walking with long strides ahead of them. Moon and Hawk followed behind them all. They had also been organizing search parties and had followed Rex to see what was going on. When Hawk had first seen his son, he had been angry that Thunder would leave the camp. When he told him how a dragonet's life was in danger, and all that had happened, Hawk forgot about being angry and followed Rex, who was already starting towards the healer's cave with Moon beside him. (Moon is Rex's mate) When they reached the cave, Jewel ran out to meet them. "Dad! Mom!" She called, running up to Rex and Moon, trying to nuzzle them both at the same time. Then she stepped out of the way, and the adults, including Autumn, proceeded into the cave. "Thanks for getting them." Jewel said to Thunder. "No problem." He replied, immediatly giving himself a mental slap at saying something so stupid. Thunder had had a major crush on Jewel since the first time he had seen her, two moons ago, but he had never been able to work up the courage to say how he felt, when he wasnt sure if she liked him. *Its now or never." he decided, taking a deep breath. He opened his mouth, but Jewel was already gone. He walked into the cave to talk to her again, and stopped in his tracks. Rex, his face set in a snarl, was holding up his giant-clawed paw, ready to strike Storm to the ground. <p> Hope you liked it!! Monkey King

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    Posted June 15, 2013

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    I watch the movie to this

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