Leta Hong Fincher's landmark book Leftover Women shone a light on the resurgence of gender inequality in 21st-century China. Ten years on, women in China continue to experience a dramatic rolling back of rights and gains in the increasingly patriarchal political climate of the Xi Jinping era.
Leftover Women explores the structural discrimination against women and the broader problems with China's economy, politics, and development that lie behind them. This updated edition includes a new preface exploring developments in China in the 10 years since the book's original publication, including the new "three child policy", the growth in online feminist and LGBTQ activism and the state's increasingly repressive moves against dissent.
About the Author
Leta Hong Fincher has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Ms. Magazine, BBC and others. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. She is the author of Leftover Women (Zed, 2014) and Betraying Big Brother (2018).