The RAS is proud to be hosting the launch of “‘Leftover” women: the Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China” by Leta Hong Fincher
Where: RAS lecture theatre, 14 Stephenson Way, NW1 2HD
When: Thursday 17th April 7pm
The book will be on sale at a discount price and refreshments will be available.
|Leta Hong Fincher|
After the 1949 revolution in China Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that “women hold up half of the sky.” Today, contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights relative to men. “Leftover” Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics and development.
Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist who has published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.