Touching Home in China: Life as an Artist and an Only Child




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Published on Sep 25, 2015

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.

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