Leta Hong Fincher - Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China — in conversation with Indira Lakshmanan — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for thirty-seven days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of civil rights lawyers, labor activists, performance artists, and online warriors prompting an unprecedented awakening among China’s educated, urban women. Journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues that the popular, broad-based movement poses the greatest challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today. Tracing the rise of a new feminist consciousness now finding expression through the #MeToo movement, Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the movement against patriarchy could reconfigure China and the world. Hong Fincher will be in conversation with Indira Lakshmanan, executive editor of the Pulitzer Center and Boston Globe columnist.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Non Fiction
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781786633644
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Published: Verso - September 25th, 2018

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