The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
Distributed for Zed Books
Drawing on cutting-edge data from a Sina Weibo survey of over three hundred men and women as well as in-depth interviews with both men and women in China over several years, Leftover Women debunks several major myths about the status of women in China’s post-socialist period. In this thoroughly expanded second edition, Hong-Fincher builds on her earlier work to examine new developments, most notably China’s growing and increasingly assertive feminist movement, and she looks ahead to consider the implications of these developments for the future of China and its ruling regime.
The first book to offer a unique, inside view of educated women in China’s emerging middle class, Leftover Women provides an insightful analysis of the realities women in China face today.
1. China’s “leftover” woman
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