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China’s Hard Long Slog

At his Sinostand blog, Economic Observer’s Eric Fish argues that China faces bigger dangers than an economic crash: namely, severe water shortages and pollution, and an aging and gender-imbalanced population. I try to be...

What is Real Beauty in China?

Beauty products company Dove is taking their “Real Beauty” campaign to China. The campaign aims “to challenge beauty stereotypes and invite women to join a discussion about beauty.”  It has been rolled out in the USA, Canada,...

Author Addresses China’s “Leftover Women”

The issue of so-called leftover women, or women who remain unmarried in their late 20s, is again in the media spotlight thanks to a bilingual book by Joy Chen titled, “Do Not Marry Before Age 30.” American Public...

An Interview with Zeng Jinyan

At The China Story, Elisa Nesossi talks to Zeng Jinyan about activism, human rights, filmmaking and blogging. Zeng highlights the underappreciated contributions and sacrifices of female activists and family members, as well as...

The Children of China

Jiayang Fan, a rural-born Chinese girl who later left China for the United States, tells her life story as a girl in rural China under the one-child policy . From the New Yorker: In my kindergarten class of only children, we...

Rejecting the “Leftover Women” Label

As the marriage market in China grows more competitive due to a surplus of men, some Chinese single ladies are starting to challenge the label of “leftover women”, a term used to describe unmarried women in their...

China’s Biggest Problem? Too Many Men

Rob Brooks, professor of evolution at New South Wales University in Australia, looks to the surplus of men over women in China as a potential threat to social stability. From CNN: A long history of son preference, particularly...

Fallout From The One-Child Policy

As China considers loosening its one-child policy and internal encouragement of reform has been reported, the GlobalPost has launched a series surveying “the world’s worst ever man-made gender gap”.  The first...

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