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Q&A with Leta Hong Fincher: China’s Leftover Women

Chinese Communist Party founder Mao Zedong famously proclaimed that “women held up half the sky” as he sought a greater role for women socially and to help build industrial power. Women in China did achieve a greater sense of empowerment under Mao than they had enjoyed previously but, in recent years, there is evidence that some aspects of women’s rights in China are eroding. Former journalist Leta Hong Fincher started researching China’s real estate market in 2010 and quickly saw...

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