Title

Another Way Home

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

2009

Advisor

Matthew Callahan, English

Abstract

As an overseas Korean adoptee, I belong to the world's largest adopted ethnic diaspora-a global community of some 200,000 members. Many of them are now full-grown adults, spanning three generations of immigrants. Most of them grew up in middle or upper-class families and were raised as Christians and, in some cases, as Jews. Although the media, adoption "experts," and the South Korean government have spent years speaking on their behalf, they are now speaking for themselves, through fiction and poetry, film, law, and academic scholarship. Through all this work, adoptees are trying to understand their experiences and identities, both individual and collective.

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