Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother by by Xinran

According to Xinran, the question most often asked by Chinese girls adopted into Western families is “Why didn’t my Chinese mummy want me?” This book is her answer to their question. Forthrightly and compassionately, she relates the tragic stories of women whose lives were destroyed by detrimental societal policies and attitudes: China’s one-child policy, lack of sex education after Westernization radically altered gender roles, lack of respect for women, and disregard for the sanctity of human life. (Scribner)

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