Past Event

Leftover Women - The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, 10th Anniversary Edition – A Book Talk by Leta Hong Fincher

February 9, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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School of International and Public Affairs, 420 West 118th Street, Room 918, New York, NY 10027

Speaker: Leta Hong Fincher, Research Associate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Moderator: Nicholas Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinse Culture and Society, AMEC/EALAC, Columbia University

Dr. Leta Hong Fincher will speak about the launch of a new edition of her critically acclaimed book, Leftover Women - The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Bloomsbury 2023), which explores structural discrimination against women and highlights the broader damage this has caused to China's economy, politics, and development. Ten years on, women in China continue to experience a dramatic rolling back of rights and gains in the increasingly patriarchal political climate of the Xi Jinping era. This fully updated edition includes developments in China in the 10 years since the book’s original publication, including the new “three-child policy”, the growth in online feminist and LGBTQ activism, rising youth unemployment, a real estate market crisis, and plummeting birth rates as more women choose not to marry or have children.

This event is hosted by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by the APEC Study Center.


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