mardi 10 avril 2018

Being In-between: Narratives of Identity and Community by Chinese American Adoptees


Chinese American adoptees’ lived experiences provide a unique lens through which to view and understand Asian American identity and U.S. race relations. Chinese adoptees are transnational, transracial adoptees who have crossed borders of nationhood, culture, race, ethnicity, and class, as most are adopted into white, well-off families. Yet even though all these ‘border crossings’ take place, it remains uncertain as to how the adoptees fit into the image of the U.S. and negotiate their multiple, in-between identities. In this senior thesis, I explore how adoptees situate themselves within the United States and within the Chinese American adoptee community. I share their stories, as well as mine, to elevate the voices of Chinese adoptees, voices often marginalized or unheard in Asian American and adoption literature.

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Mémoire d'Isabelle St. Clair

Recommended Citation 
St. Clair, Isabelle, "Being In-between: Narratives of Identity and Community by Chinese American Adoptees" (2017). Honors Thesis Collection.490.
https://repository.wellesley.edu/thesiscollection/490

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