A very important book, Leftover Women documents an appalling trend of which Mao himself would be ashamed.
As a Chinese native who has lived in China all her life, I do not recall any concerted efforts by state media or the government to rush women into marriage.
Again, the informant did not specify the connection between her anxiety and the prescribed age of ‘leftover’ women advocated by the state media.
This is a very timely and important addition to interdisciplinary scholarship on transitional China and the problem of the resurgence of gender inequality in the current historical... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ELEngebretsen
Leta Hong Fincher bravely and skillfully addresses the regression of women's rights in China. She gives a fantastic overview of the media campaign regarding "leftover... Read morePublished 3 months ago by jxyz
This is a MUST READ for everyone who cares about human rights -- or about the future of women in a world economy increasingly dominated by China. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. Johnson
This is a really important and rare look at feminist issues in China; whilst focused on a specific social group, the breadth of coverage is impressive and vital - raising issues... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ToR
This is a fascinating look at the difference between reality and social control efforts in modern China. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cissa
This is definitely a four star book! Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Equality in China by Leta Hong Fincher makes me think of the 1950s in the United States. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. Wong
An excellent, informative read. As Foreign Policy wrote: '..why China's leaders would want to push a generation of professional women back into the home at a time when Japan and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by pamela russell
This book opens a curtain on many aspects of China today: gender roles, the media's power in shaping perceptions, economic change and its pressures on young and old. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David Schlesinger