Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Asian Arguments)
By: Leta Hong Fincher (author)Hardback
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After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that "women hold up half the sky." In the early years of the People's Republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations with expansive initiatives. Yet those gains are being eroded in China's post-socialist era. Contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains 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 been published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.
* Introduction*1. China's 'Leftover' Women*2. How Chinese Women were Shut Out of the Biggest Accumulation of Real-Estate Wealth in History*3. China's Giant Gender Wealth Gap*4. Back to the Ming Dynasty*5. Wives Caught in China's Web of Abuse*6. Fighting Back
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