TODAY at 5:30 pm: Library Book Talk – Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

11 Sep 2014
Dear Students & Colleagues, 

You are cordially invited to the Library Book Talk by Dr. Leta Hong Fincher: Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Date: September 11, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Leta Hong Fincher
Venue: Library Gallery, HKUST Library G/F
Language: English
Moderator: Victoria Caplan

About the Talk
In the early years of the PRC, the Communist Party worked to transform gender relations. However, some of women’s past gains are being eroded in China’s post-socialist era.

Using the example of the recently popular trope in the media of “Leftover Women” (剩女), Dr. Hong Fincher will discuss the roll-back in women’s rights relative to men and how many women have not been able to benefit from the recent economic gains (especially in real estate) resulting from “reform and opening”.

It is available in the Library (HQ1237.5 .C5 H66 2014).

About the Author
Dr. Hong Fincher received her B.A. from Harvard with high honors in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. After receiving her M.A. from Stanford, she worked as a journalist on Chinese and Asian affairs (receiving many awards for her broadcast and video reporting). She is the first American to receive a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University’s Department of Sociology (July 2014). She works here at HKUST, in the Division of Social Science.

Further details: http://lbcone.ust.hk/booktalk/?p=55.

Questions? Contact Victoria Caplan (lbcaplan@ust.hk) Extn. 6756.

With regards,
HKUST Library

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