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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ina C. Seethaler Abstract Jane Jeong Trenka's adoption memoir received harsh criticism for its negative stance against transnational adoption. Within a small yet growing group of life-writing works on transnational adoption, I see Trenka as an important voice in challenging the dominant cultural...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the intersectional relationship among sexual rights, bodily integrity, and citizenship in the Jamaican context. Korean-born Jane Jeong Trenka came of age in rural Minnesota after she was adopted as an infant by white parents. In one of the few memoirs written from the perspective of a transnational adoptee, Trenka...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Jane Jeong Trenka (TheLanguageofBlood,2003), who clearly and succinctly expresses her ambivalence and pain in asking, for instance: "How can an adoptee weigh her terrible loss against the burden of gratitude she feels for her adoptive country and parents?" (201). As the Chinese American adoptee...