Leta Hong Fincher
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office Hours: By appointment only
BA: Harvard University
MA: Stanford University
PhD: Tsinghua University
Leta Hong Fincher has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Dissent Magazine and others on the subject of women and feminism in China. She won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for her China reporting.
Leta’s first book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Zed 2014), was named one of the top 5 China books of 2014 by the Asia Society’s ChinaFile, one of the best foreign policy books in 2014 by FP Interrupted and one of the best Asian books of 2014 by Asia House. In 2018, Leftover Women was named on the New York Times list of recommended books on China. Her second book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso 2018), was named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Foreign Policy Interrupted, Bitch Media and Autostraddle.
Named by the Telegraph as an “awesome woman to follow on Twitter,” you may follow Dr. Hong Fincher @letahong.
“What’s #MeToo in China All About?” in The China Questions 2: Critical Insights into US-China Relations (Harvard University Press, 2022)
Author, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso 2018)