On October 27, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted a virtual conversation on the women’s rights movement in China with Dr. Leta Hong Fincher, scholar, journalist, and Seminar Associate at Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
About the Speaker
Dr. Leta Hong Fincher is a scholar, journalist, and Seminar Associate at Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She was 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 a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University. Leta’s latest book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, was named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and Foreign Policy Interrupted, among others. Leta’s first book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, was named one of the top 5 China books of 2014 by the Asia Society’s ChinaFile, one of the best books in 2014 by Foreign Policy Interrupted and one of the best Asian books of 2014 by Asia House.