Inter-country adoption: a new beginning

Hayes, Anna (2006) Inter-country adoption: a new beginning. Coppertales: A Journal of Rural Arts, 10. ISSN 1321-1021

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Review of Ting-xing Ye's 2003 publication, Throwaway Daughter. London: Faber and Faber.

Written by Ting-xing Ye, an established prize winning author, Throwaway Daughter is an account of Grace Dong-Mei Parker’s search for her identity as a Chinese born Canadian. Although classified as juvenile fiction, the book offers the adult reader an emotional journey into the many-sided triangle of inter-country adoption as well as an insight into the social and political upheavals of twentieth-century China, which form the backdrop for much of the work. The use of differing voices in each chapter allows the reader to explore the emotions, motivations and the roles the central characters played in Dong-Mei’s abandonment and adoption. The style of the work is both dramatic and touching and Ye immerses the reader in the emotional turmoil and unique cultural characteristics of inter-country adoption.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2009 05:11
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 05:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter-country adoption, Throw-Away Daughter, Wild Swans, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, Jung Chang, Ting-xing Ye
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified

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