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Leta Hong Fincher

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Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist and scholar who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, and CNN. She is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for her reporting on China. Named by the Telegraph as an "awesome woman to follow" on social media, she lives in New York. Follow her on Twitter @letahong.

Betraying Big Brother named one of Vanity Fair's top eight political books of fall 2018, one of Newsweek's best books of 2018, and one of Bitch Media's best nonfiction books of fall 2018.

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Betraying Big Brother by Leta Hong Fincher
"After the 2016 US election, I wrapped myself up in figurative cotton wool. I was finishing grad school and starting a new job and the news hurt, in a physical way. I kept up with current events via a combination of what filtered through from friends " Read more of this review »
Betraying Big Brother by Leta Hong Fincher
"The book strongly reminded me of a couple of fiction reads as I read it; Orwell's 1984 and Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Unfortunately this one is a non- fiction, and not the next great fiction read.
I had such a time wrapping my head around the idea" Read more of this review »
Betraying Big Brother by Leta Hong Fincher
"This was a shocking eye-opener to me about the state of gender relations in modern China. As someone with a great interest in China I was aware of the deep patriarchy which exists in Chinese culture but I had no idea of the specific and intentional w" Read more of this review »
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Fascinating and smart. Makes me wish she had been president instead of her husband!
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An astonishing, riveting, thought-provoking book. I don't think I can bear to read Lolita ever again after this.
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“Pretty girls don’t need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family, but girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult. These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don’t realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls."

- Xinhua News Agency, 2011. Reposted on All-China Women's Federation website days after International Women's Day.”
Leta Hong Fincher

“Li Fang is relieved that she found a husband just in the nick of time. The parents of the university graduate and former human resources manager in Beijing feared that their only daughter was getting old and might never be able to marry. Li worried that she would pass the 'best child-bearing age' and might no longer be able to give birth. She is 26."

-Leta Hong Fincher, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China”
Leta Hong Fincher, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

“The very people the Chinese government would like to see having babies are highly educated urban women, who would be able to produce children with “superior” genetic make-up, and provide these children with the most nurturing environment possible.”
Leta Hong Fincher, Leftover Women

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“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”
Graham Greene, Ways of Escape

“Pretty girls don’t need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family, but girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult. These kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don’t realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls."

- Xinhua News Agency, 2011. Reposted on All-China Women's Federation website days after International Women's Day.”
Leta Hong Fincher

“Li Fang is relieved that she found a husband just in the nick of time. The parents of the university graduate and former human resources manager in Beijing feared that their only daughter was getting old and might never be able to marry. Li worried that she would pass the 'best child-bearing age' and might no longer be able to give birth. She is 26."

-Leta Hong Fincher, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China”
Leta Hong Fincher, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

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