A Unique Diaspora?: The Case of Adopted Girls from the People's Republic of China

  title={A Unique Diaspora?: The Case of Adopted Girls from the People's Republic of China},
  author={Karen Miller-Loessi and Zeynep Kılıç},
  journal={Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies},
  pages={243 - 260}
This article considers the recent and ongoing international adoptions of Chinese girls and argues that these adoptions are creating a unique kind of diaspora. The two most salient features of these adoptions are, firstly, that they are taking place on a relatively large scale to fourteen Western countries; and, secondly, that about 98% of the adoptees are girls. As we attempt to frame and understand this phenomenon, we refer to literature on traditional diasporas, as well as alternative… 

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