leftover women

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...

Teaching “Leftover Women” to Find an Elite Husband

At Daily Life, Monica Tan tells of her experience alongside scores of China’s “leftover women” (剩女)—the ranks of successful women in China who choose to remain single amid societal pressure and a skewed sex...

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...

Bringing a Hired Love Interest Home for the Holidays

Al Jazeera’s The Stream reported today on a global trend toward women marrying later and advancing their own education and careers before creating a family. The show focuses on India and China, where, as Leta Hong Fincher...

Top Ten Myths About China in 2012

At The New Yorker, Evan Osnos suggests that 2012 may have marked a turning point in the erosion of accepted myths about China. Ten, he says, have collapsed over the past year: myths about government efficiency, a hard landing,...

China’s ‘Leftover’ Women

In the International Herald Tribune, Leta Hong Fincher translates articles posted on the website of the All-China Women’s Federation, the state agency tasked with “protecting” women’s rights and...

The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

In Foreign Policy, Christina Larson looks at the phenomenon of “leftover women,” or women who remain single in their late 20s. She asks why, with China’s well-documented gender imbalance, women are choosing to...

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