Tuesday, June 17, Speaker Event: LEFTOVER WOMEN: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality with Leta Hong Fincher

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Date(s) - Tuesday, June 17 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
The Apartment

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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality

Tuesday, June 17

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join the Shanghai FCC for an evening with Leta Hong Fincher, who will speak about her new book Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Zed Books 2014). The book details the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development. Ms. Hong Fincher will explain how a combination of factors — skyrocketing house prices, legal setbacks to married women’s property rights, a widening gender income gap, and a media campaign against “leftover” women – has contributed to a fall in status and the material well-being of Chinese women relative to men. Q&A to follow.

Venue: The Apartment

47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu  3rd Floor
永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m.

 Admission: FCC members: 100 RMB; Nonmembers: 150 RMB

Price includes two drinks and appetizers.

About the Speaker:

 

Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist who is completing her Ph.D. in sociology at Tsinghua University. Her research on “leftover” women and China’s urban property market has been cited by many news organizations, including The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, L.A. Review of Books, BBC and CNN. She holds a bachelor’s in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

 

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