The Feminist Awakening in China
A talk based on the speaker’s most recent book. Through interviews with the Feminist Five and other leading Chinese activists, journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues in her new book Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China that the popular, broad-based movement poses a unique challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today. Her book traces the rise of a new feminist consciousness now finding expression through the #MeToo movement, and describes how the Chinese government has suppressed the history of its own feminist struggles and how the movement against patriarchy could reconfigure China and the world.
Leta Hong Fincher is the author of the critically acclaimed books, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso 2018) and Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Zed 2014).