Forum: Tiny Times for Women


Tiny Times for Women

China does not lack notable female entrepreneurs, publishers, social activists, educators or commentators. Yet Chinese women’s representation at the highest levels of the Chinese political sphere has rarely been more than token. There has not been a woman in the politburo since Wu Yi (b.1938 and named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2004) retired from her position as Vice-Premier on the State Council in 2008.

How Much Less than Half the Sky?

by Leta Hong Fincher

Leita Hong Fincher, a former journalist, is a PhD candidate in sociology at Tsinghua University in Beijing who is conducting research on the economic effects of sexism and the changing place of women in Chinese society and author of the book ‘Leftover’ Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. This is a transcript of a brief interview with Hong Fincher conducted by Jeremy Goldkorn in May 2013.

Leading Sex and Gender Stories of 2012

Since 2008, the Sex and Gender Institute at Beijing Forestry University (Beijing Linye daxue xing yu xingbie yanjiusuo 北京林业大学性与性别研究所) has published an annual list of the Ten Biggest Sex and Gender Stories in China (Niandu shi da xing yu xingbie shijian 年度十大性与性别事件).