A mother"s ordeal one woman"s fight against China"s one-child policy by Steven W. Mosher

Cover of: A mother

Published by HarperPerennial in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Yang, Chi An, -- 1949-,
  • Birth control clinics -- China -- Employees -- Biography.,
  • Pregnant women -- China -- Biography.,
  • Family size -- Government policy -- China.,
  • Second-born children -- China -- Case studies.,
  • China -- Population policy.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1993.

Book details

StatementSteven W. Mosher.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ766.5.C6 M67 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 335 p. ;
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13593253M
ISBN 100060976144
LC Control Number94000903

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