Book Title: Leftover Women : The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
Author: Leta Hong Fincher
Format: Paperback | 224 pages
Publication Date: 15 Sep 2016
'Scattered with inspiring life-stories of courageous women.'
In the early years of the People's Republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations. Yet those gains have been steadily eroded in China's post-socialist era.
Contrary to the image presented by China's media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains relative to men.
In Leftover Women, Leta Hong Fincher exposes shocking levels of structural discrimination against women, and the broader damage this has caused to China's economy, politics, and development.