gender equality

PRC State Council, White Paper - Gender Equality and Development in China, September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015

This was released by the State Council Information Office and published by Xinhua News Agency. The release coincided with China's co-chairing a United Nations meeting on women in New York on September 27, 2015.

Video: Leta Hong Fincher discusses her book "Leftover Women"

June 19, 2015

Leta Hong Fincher discusses her book, debunks the popular myth that women have fared well as a result of post-socialist China's economic reforms and breakneck growth. Laying out the structural discrimination against women in China will speak to broader problems with China's economy, politics, and development.

Leftover and Stale Women: A Graduate Student Workshop on Gender Inequality in Contemporary China and Japan.

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies invites graduate students to participate in its Tuesday, October 6, 2015 workshop, “‘Leftover’ and ‘Stale’ Women: A Graduate Student Workshop on Gender Inequality in Contemporary China and Japan.”

LRCCS Noon Lecture Series ~ Rethinking the Socialist Heroine: Feminine Agency in Chinese Dance Dramas of the late 1950s

The University of Michigan's Center for Chinese Studies presents at talk with Emily Wilcox about women in film.

China's 'Leftover' Women and the End of the One-Child Policy

Cornell University East Asia Program hosts a talk with Leta Hong Fincher about her new book on state-sponsored gender inequality in China.


June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).