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Touching Home in China: What's in a name?
 
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Maya — a teenager adopted from China — learns the meaning of the name she was given in the orphanage from Yan Yujiao, a girl her age who grew up in Xiaxi Town. This was where Maya's adoption papers tell her she was abandoned as a newborn baby. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Telling Her Story
 
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Maya — a teenager adopted from China — meets Chen Chen, a girl her age who grew up in Xiaxi Town, the place that Maya's adoption papers tell her she was abandoned as a newborn baby. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Making the Imagined Real
 
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Jennie — a teenager adopted from China — meets Jin Shan, a girl her age who grew up in Xixiashu Town. Jennie's adoption papers tell her she was abandoned here as a one-day old baby. Jennie talks about her expectations for returning to the town she was adopted from as her and Jin Shan interview each other and learn about their different experiences. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: The Journey Back
 
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This introductory video showcases an overview of the journey two American teen adoptees take in the process of going "home" to rural China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: The Grandmothers Speak Up
 
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Hearing the girls talk about girlhood prompts their grandmothers to reflect on their own childhoods and wonder what’s next for their younger kin. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Meeting Our Daughters
 
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After being matched with baby girls who were abandoned due to China's one-child policy, a group of Americans arrived at Changzhou, China's Social Welfare Institute to meet their children in June 1997. This video includes rare footage of many of the orphanage babies in their cribs. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Single Daughter in China
 
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Mengyu Liu, an only daughter in the family, talks about how her father wished she were a boy.
Touching Home in China: What's Next for Mengping
 
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Catching up with Mengping about her life in Shanghai and the expectations of the people around her concerning her love life and her future. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Carrying Memories Home
 
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Maya spends a day making memories before returning to America. She visits Xiaxi's market and the hospital she was born in before collecting a meaningful souvenir. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Life After Graduation
 
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Catching up with Jin Shan after she has graduated. Here she shares how her career is compared to that of some of her classmates. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Hard Landing
 
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Mengping confronts the new realities of her working life at her job at a golf store in Shanghai. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Visiting Grandma in the Fields
 
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Jin Shan takes Jennie to visit her grandma, who is farming in the fields. Jin Shan also teaches Jennie how to greet her grandmother in Mandarin. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Miss Hu's English Class
 
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A look at how Miss Hu; a teacher featured in one of Touching Home in China's 6 main stories, teaches English at Xiaxi Junior Middle School in Jiangsu province, China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: The Morning Laundry
 
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Jin Shan documents a typical early morning routine for both Chinese daughters and married women. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Gender Imbalance
 
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A boy-girl seesaw video graphic punctuated by bursts of facts he extremely unbalanced gender ration in China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Girls' Names, Boys' Names
 
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In sharing the meaning of their own names – and their male cousins’ – teen-aged girls from Xiaxi Town explore how names define family expectations. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: People Do What They Have to Do
 
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It's natural for an adoptee to wonder why her birth family didn't raise her. Jennie and Maya- two teenagers adopted from China- try to reconcile their abandonment with what they know of the pressures imposed by China's one-child policy. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Do You Hear the Women Sing?
 
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Touching Home in China shot and edited this video of young women in China drawing public awareness to gender violence. On November 24, 2013(International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), young women went onto the subways in Beijing and sang about violence against women to the tune of "Do you hear the people sing?" In doing this, they were drawing public awareness to a topic that is rarely talked about in China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Learning How It's Done
 
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Jin Shan teaches Jennie how to do the morning laundry, which is part of the daily routine for a daughter in China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Explaining Herself
 
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When Maya speaks in Mandarin to describe herself as being American, things gets confusing. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Indiegogo Crowdfunding Video
 
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This movie provides an overview of Touching Home in China, a multimedia project documenting the return of two teenage American adoptees to the towns they were adopted from in China. The video served as part of Touching Home in China's Indiegogo crowdfunding initiative, which is no longer active. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Sex Ed Goes Viral
 
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A playful video explains the basics of how babies are made – the first in a series of videos that were a huge hit on China’s social media. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Talk of Marriage and Kids
 
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We join Jin Shan's mother for Lunar New Years, a time when Chinese families expect 20-something children to bring news home of potential spouses. With Jin Shan's mother, talk turns to grandchildren, too. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: A Feast of Surprises
 
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Jin Shan teaches Jennie, a teenager adopted from China, how to eat unfamiliar dishes at a banquet lunch that Shan's family is hosting in honor of their American guest. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Tracing Maya's Abandonment
 
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A brief look at Maya returning to Xiaxi Town at 7 years old to meet the police who are the only hint to her past before her adoption. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: No Time for Sex Ed
 
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The American girls and the Chinese girls discuss the differences between sex education in their respective schools. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Life as an Artist and an Only Child
 
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Meng Site, a Beijing artist, discusses how his upbringing as an only-child influenced his art style and content.This video relates to Touching Home in China's examination of the effects of China's one-child policy. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Drawing Their Dreams
 
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Maya — a teenager adopted from China — joins some teen-aged only daughters living in Xiaxi Town, China to draw colorful renditions of key moments in their lives growing up as girls. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Slang Speaks to Millions
 
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Slang phrases tend to highlight social trends in China. This video shows the characters and voices the words in Mandarin and English to demonstrate how certain phrases capture societal trends, such as “straight man cancer,” the equivalent to the American expression “male chauvinist pig.” This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Three Generations of Schooling
 
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Jennie learns from Jin Shan as well as Jin Shan's mother and grandmother about three different generations of women's experiences attending school in China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Sunshine
 
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Mengping explains the drawing she created when asked to illustrate key moments of her childhood as a girl in China. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Pounding Work
 
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Jin Shan takes Jennie to a local factory, where Jennie gets a glimpse of how the local women work. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Dreams Change
 
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Jin Shan introduces her friend Zheng Fan, who is currently attending college. Zheng Fan discusses how dreams change from childhood to adulthood. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Teacher Hu Reflects
 
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Teacher Hu; who is featured in of Touching Home in China's multi-media book, reflects on her own girlhood and compares the present life of children in China to her life as a child. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Teaching Touching Home in China's Lessons
 
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An introduction to the story behind Touching Home and China for educators curious about the lessons and stories as well as the larger multi-media project. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Sixteen and Away from Home
 
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Chen Chen describes her life at a vocational boarding school, as well her hopes and dreams. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Tough Times at School
 
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Xue Piao shares the intense nature of her school and some of the difficulties students face. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Joining the Student Exodus
 
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Xue Piao speaks on attending university in America, the pressures of going overseas to study and the differences she's noticed between Chinese and American universities. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Pressures and Dreams
 
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Jin Shan reflects on her schooling experience, her Gaokao (college entrance) exam and how both of these aspects of her life impact her dreams and her future. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Adjusting to College Life
 
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Jin Shan gives an introduction to her school life and a brief tour of her vocational college.
Touching Home in China: Maya on the Radio
 
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An audio of an radio interview of Maya- an adopteed American teenager- on her experience traveling back to Xiaxi, China where she was abandoned as a baby. She reflects on her interactions with people she met as well as perceptions of her and her life in America. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: The Same as Me
 
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This video shows what happens when Maya — a teenager adopted from China — goes for a walk with her new "home" town Chinese friend in Xiaxi Town and meets the neighbors. Both she and the neighbors discuss her identity. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Arriving in Xiaxi
 
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Maya and Jennie- two American adoptees- head to Xiaxi Town, where Maya was abandoned as a newborn. It is Maya's first visit to Xiaxi as a teenager, and this video captures her and Jennie just moments before Maya meets a girl who grew up here. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!
Touching Home in China: Abandonment Papers
 
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A short video graphic showing Jennie's abandoment papers. As what is known about Jennie's abandonment is read in Mandarin, the English translation appears. This video is a storytelling element in the multimedia book "Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods," which is also a web-based, cross-platform project about contemporary China. Maya and Jennie, who were orphanage crib neighbors in Changzhou, China, are its American narrators, as they return to the farming towns where each was abandoned as a newborn during China's one-child era. Friendships they make with girls their age who grew up in the towns where the adoptees were abandoned provide the American teens with clues about what growing up in rural China is like for girls. In their time together, the American and Chinese girls share insights about their childhood experiences. Touching Home in China Website: http://touchinghomeinchina.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/touchinghomeinchina Twitter: @touchinghomechi Instagram:@touchinghomechina Please comment, like, and subscribe!