Ziying You (The College of Wooster)
This paper examines how Chinese international transracial adoptees in the U.S. experienced and responded to the surging anti-Asian racisms during the pandemic, and how they negotiate and remake their Asian and/or Asian American identities. The particular diaspora of Chinese international adoptees is often perceived to be the result of China’s One-Child Policy, the traditional preference for a son in a Chinese family, and the international adoption program. This paper draws on 26 in-depth interviews conducted in 2021 and class surveys in Anti-Asian Racisms courses to show creative agencies and strategies of Chinese adoptees in crafting global Asian solidarities and building social justice.
Part of 05-12 Theorizing Global Asian Folklore Studies: Remaking Fluid Boundaries, Friday, November 03, 10:30 am–12:30 pm