‘Leftover’ Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China







Author: Leta Hong Fincher

Publication Date: April 2014

Description: 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 postsocialist era. Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development.

The book can be purchased from Amazon