Leftover in China

Leftover in China

The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower

Book - 2018
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Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance-- a predicted twenty million more men than women of marriage age by 2020-- and China's first generations of only-daughters. Enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage-- or not marry at all-- to spawn a label: "leftovers." Part critique of China's paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China's trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters snuggled into traditional wedlock, Lake's book focuses on the lives of four individual women to show how these women are the linchpin to China's future.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393254631
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 25 cm


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