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Leslie Wang Talks- “Satellite Babies: International Separation of Young Children and Parents in Chinese Immigrant Families”
September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Leslie Wang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UMass Boston, and her book Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China was published last year by Stanford University Press. Drawing from a year and a half of ethnographic fieldwork in China, it is the first systematic study of daily life in Chinese state-run orphanages. Currently, Dr. Wang is studying aspects of return migration to China, including the experiences of second-generation Chinese American professionals working in China and the issue of “satellite babies,” or infants who are born in the United States but sent back to China to be cared for by other relatives until they are ready to attend school.