Leta Hong Fincher, journalist and scholar, author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, in conversation with Lu Pin, founding editor of Feminist Voices
Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Speakers: Leta Hong Fincher; Lu Pin
Moderator: Dinda Elliott
Event Fee: Members Free (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $15; Student: Free
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
From university campuses to the nonprofit sector and the media industry, accusations of sexual harassment have exposed prominent Chinese intellectuals, charity leaders and journalists. They say a single spark can set a prairie on fire. Can China’s #Metoo Movement be the spark that reconfigures China’s patriarchal society? Will China’s censorship nip the feminist awakening in the bud?
Join Leta Hong Fincher, author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, and Lu Pin, founding editor of Feminist Voices, a Beijing NGO that promotes gender equality, for this timely discussion on China’s feminist awakening.
Leta Hong Fincher is a scholar, journalist and author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. Her 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 foreign policy books in 2014 by FP Interrupted and one of the best Asian books of 2014 by Asia House. Fincher has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, CNN and others. She is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for television feature reporting and 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 was a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University and recently moved to New York.
Lu Pin is a former journalist for the state-run “China Women’s News” and founder of the online platform “Feminist Voices.” In 2009, she founded Feminist Voices, China’s largest new media platform on women’s issues. Since 2012, she has been devoted to supporting the activism of young feminists across China. She lives in Albany, New York, where she continues to follow the feminist movement in China.
This event is made possible with generous support from the Mei Hua Society.