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Rescheduled to Spring 2017: Author Talk: The Complexity of Chinese Adoptee Identities w/Andrea Louie

  • 11/13/2016
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • PS 130, 143 Baxter Street, btw Grand & Hester, NYC.


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This event will be rescheduled for Spring 2017.

Meet the Author unnamed (6)

The Complexity of Chinese Adoptee Identities:
How Chinese are You? by 

Andrea Louie 

Sunday, Nov 13th
2:00-4:00 PM  at

PS 130 at 143 Baxter Street NYC.


Don’t miss this talk with Andrea Louie, author of How Chinese Are You?  Drawing on her research with both white and Asian American adoptive families of children from China and her own perspectives as a Chinese American parent of a multi-racial, non-adopted child, Louie will discuss the ways that the families she interviewed negotiate the racial and cultural identities of their children and their families as a whole, the relative flexibility that Asian American adoptive parents have in interpreting and performing Chinese identities, and how the children of both white and Asian American parents express their identities as teens.

While there are interesting similarities between white and Asian American families, there are also important differences, which stem from the ways that each group is positioned within the racial and cultural politics of the U.S. and in relation to the politics of transracial adoption.

unnamed (1)Andrea Louie is a third generation Chinese American. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University, where she founded and formerly directed the Asian Pacific American Studies Program. She is author of How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and Their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture (NYU Press, 2015)

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Non Members $15

Free Babysitting for ages 3 - 12

Questions?  Contact Gary Matles,

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

PO Box 21670
2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009 

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