Video On Demand

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

December 8, 2023 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Brought to you by

Please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a roundtable with Leta Hong Fincher, author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Bloomsbury, 10th Anniversary Edition, 2023). Leta is a research associate at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and an award-winning former journalist with extensive experience in China and the United States. Drawing on this experience, her book sheds light on gender and gender politics in modern China, exploring the resurgence of structural discrimination against women and implications for China's economy, politics, and development. The 10th anniversary edition includes a new preface examining developments in China since the book’s original publication, including Beijing’s new “three child policy,” growing online feminist and LGBTQ activism, and the state’s increasing repression against dissent.

Fincher will be joined in conversation by Chinese feminist activist and organizer Churan Zheng, and CSIS Senior Associate for the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative Emily Whalen. CSIS Freeman Chair Deputy Director and Fellow Lily McElwee will moderate the discussion. 

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 

Contact Information

Leta Hong Fincher
Research Associate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Lily McElwee
Deputy Director and Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies
Emily Whalen
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Smart Women, Smart Power