Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Emilie Lanthier

MA Candidate
History of Transnational Chinese Adoption, Race and Gender



BA (Honors) Political Science and History – Carleton University


Under the supervision of Dr. Karen Dubinsky, my M.A. research considers how the presence and visibility of the female Chinese adoptee has altered notions of Chinese-Canadian identity, international humanitarianism, and interracial kinship, through a visual discursive analysis on the images that have saturated our national retina and animated the narratives of Chinese adoption in Canada. This research provides an opening through which to investigate both the historical record of intercountry adoption in Canada and the timeless power of symbolic children.