Adoption History

Chinese Adoption Reading List

ADOPTIONS FROM CHINA Selected Primary Research Sources on Abandonment and Adoption in China

Compiled by Amy Klatzkin, Editor, A PASSAGE TO THE HEART (Yeong & Yeong, 1999)

Greenhalgh, Susan. 1994. “Controlling Births and Bodies in Village China.” American Ethnologist 21, no. 1.

Greenhalgh, Susan, and Jiali Li. 1995. “Engendering Reproductive Policy and Practice in Peasant China: For a Feminist Demography of Reproduction.” Signs 20, no. 3 (Spring).

Greenhalgh, Susan, Zhu Chuzhu, and Li Nan. 1994. “Restraining Population Growth in Three Chinese Villages, 1988-93.” Population and Development Review 20, no. 2 (June).

“Harbin Woman Challenges ChinaÕs Adoption Law.” 1996. UPI, Beijing, April 6. Based on an article by the same name in Zhongguo funu bao (China womenÕs news), April 5, 1996.

Hunan Province Civil Affairs Bureau, Social Welfare Section. 1992. “Guanyu dangqian shehui qiying wentide diaocha” (Investigation concerning the current social problem of foundlings). Zhongguo Minzheng (ChinaÕs civil affairs), no. 274 (January).

Johnson, Kay Ann. 1999. “The Revival of Infant Abandonment in China.” In A Passage to the Heart: Writings from Families with Children from China, edited by Amy Klatzkin. St. Paul: Yeong & Yeong.

—. 1996. “The Politics of Infant Abandonment in China, with Special Reference to Hunan.” Population and Development Review 22, no. 1 (March).

—. 1993. “Chinese Orphanages: Saving ChinaÕs Abandoned Girls. ” Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, no. 30 (July).

Johnson, Kay Ann, Huang Banghan, and Wang Liyao. 1998. “Adoption and Abandonment in China.” Population and Development Review 24, no. 3 (Sept.).

Li Xiaorong. 1996. “License to Coerce: Violence Against Women, State Responsibility, and Legal Failures in ChinaÕs Family-Planning Program, ” Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 8, no. 1.

McGough, James. 1976. Marriage and Adoption in Chinese Society, with Special Reference to Customary Law. Ph.D. thesis, Michigan State University. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Dissertation Services.

Waltner, Ann. 1990. Getting an Heir: Adoption and the Construction of Kinship in Late Imperial China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Watson, James. 1975. “Agnates and Outsiders: Adoption in a Chinese Lineage.” Man 10, no. 2 (June).

Wolf, Arthur, and Chieh-shan Huang. 1980. Marriage and Adoption in China, 1845Ð1945. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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