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The Feminist Awakening in China

Based on her latest book, Betraying Big Brother, journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher will delve into the feminist movement taking place in today's China, from its development to the implications of its rise.

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. In Betraying Big Brother, Hong Fincher argues that the popular, broad-based movement poses the greatest challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today.

Copies of Betraying Big Brother will be available for sale at the talk.

Tuesday, January 22 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Humanities Gateway, 1010
4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-3375

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Lectures / Presentations, Speakers


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs



Free. RSVP required.

Humanities, Law, Social Sciences


Event Sponsor

Long US-China Institute

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