Leta Hong Fincher
- Affiliation: Tsinghua University, China
Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist who has published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. She is completing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Tsinghua University.
Books by Leta Hong Fincher
Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
A century ago, Chinese feminists fighting for the emancipation of women helped spark the republican revolution, which overthrew the Qing empire. After the communist revolution of 1949, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that ‘women hold up half the sky’. In the early years of the people’s republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations with expansive initiatives such as assigning urban women jobs in the planned economy. Yet those gains are now being eroded in China… (more information)