A talk by journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher
Leta Hong Fincher is a journalist and scholar who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BBC, CNN and others. Her latest book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso) was named one of Vanity Fair’s top eight political books of fall 2018. She won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for her China reporting. She is the first American to receive a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University’s Department of Sociology in Beijing and also has a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University. Her first book was the critically acclaimed Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Zed 2014). Named by the Telegraph as an “awesome woman to follow on Twitter,” Leta was a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor at Columbia University and recently moved to New York.
Copies of Betraying Big Brother will be available for purchase and signing.
❖ November 15, 7:30PM | Griffin 3
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Department