Leta Hong Fincher

Leta Hong Fincher has written for the New York Times,Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, CNN and others.She won the Society of Professional Journalists  Sigma Delta Chi award for her China reporting. Fluent in Mandarin, she is the first American to receive a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University’s Department of Sociology in Beijing. She has a master’s degree from Stanford University and abachelor’s degree with highhonors from Harvard University. Leta Hong Fincher’s second book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso),  was named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Bitch Media,Foreign Policy Interrupted and Autostraddle. Leta’s first book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Zed 2014),was named one of the top 5 China books of 2014 by the Asia Society’s China File, one of the best foreign policy books in 2014 by FP Interrupted and one of the best Asian books of 2014 by Asia House. Left over Women was named on New Left Review’s list of favorite books to read for International Women’s Day in 2017 and 2016. In 2018, it was named on Time Out  Beijing’s list of best books on women in modern China. Named by the Telegraph as an “awesome woman to follow on Twitter,” she was a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University and recently moved to New York.

March 16, 2:00 PM – BETRAYING BIG BROTHER: THE FEMINIST AWAKENING IN CHINA

March 17, 2:00 PM – GENDER EQUALITY IN CHINA: ARE WE WITNESSING ERODING GAINS?

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