Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

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Bloomsbury Academic, 10 de abr. de 2014 - 224 páginas

After the 1949 revolution in China, 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. Yet those gains are being eroded in China's post-socialist era.

Contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains relative to men. Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China's economy, politics, and development.

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This book brings up some very difficult points and has done a very good job of finding out the data when the government in question is doing its best to hide it. That said, after the first chapter it ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - palmaceae - LibraryThing

A sobering and fascinating look at gender dynamics in present day China. It is absolutely amazing to me how people can be pressured into doing things that blatantly go against their own self interest ... Ler resenha completa

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Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist who has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.
Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist who has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.

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