Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China | Young China Watchers, Shanghai


by Project Pengyou on December 3rd, 2014   673 views

When and Where

  • 03/12/2014
    7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

  • The Wooden Box
    9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu Jing'an, Shanghai 200040
    Shanghai
    China
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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China | Young China Watchers, Shanghai

Event Details

***RSVP REQUIRED*** Please join us for the next session of Young China Watchers in Shanghai:

Please join us for the next session of Young China Watchers in Shanghai:

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Leta Hong Fincher, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Wednesday, December 3, 7:15PM at The Wooden Box

In her book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, Leta Hong Fincher details the structural discrimination against women that speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development. In our talk, Hong Fincher will explain how a combination of multiple factors — skyrocketing house prices, legal setbacks to married women’s property rights, a widening gender income gap, and a media campaign against unmarried “leftover” women — have contributed to a fall in status and material well-being of Chinese women relative to men.

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Leta Hong Fincher in an award-winning journalist and the first American to receive a Ph.D. in Sociology from Tsinghua University. Her book Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (2014) has been positively reviewed by many publications, including The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FT, and the Guardian. She holds a bachelors degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard, and a masters degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford. She is currently teaching at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York City and London. Through regular speaker series and roundtables with senior figures in the China policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.

This event is also co-sponsored with the Hopkins China Forum, organized by The Johns Hopkins University and its affiliated alumni associations worldwide.

We encourage you to RSVP and arrive early to secure seats.

Thank you,

Trevor Clark, Head of YCW Shanghai

 

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