Essay Topic 1
Describe the effects of poverty on China's women and girls and why it is germane to the discussion of adoption.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the quote,"How sad to be a woman! Nothing on earth is held so cheap" (poet Fu Hsuan). What does this mean? What connection does it have with the current state of affairs in China? Is it an accurate statement? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
What is ironic about the packing that Karin and Mark do for their trip to China? Why? How does she feel about it?
Essay Topic 4
What is the symbolism of the comparison that Karin makes between her baby's footprint and the place of her birth?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the significance of the baiji. What are they? How is their story connected to those of abandoned Chinese baby girls?
Essay Topic 6
What are the circumstances that have led...
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