Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Hardback)Leta Hong Fincher (author)
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Publisher: Verso Books
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
--Mona Eltahawy, author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
"A provocative, sharp-edged account of Beijing's push to cajole women to marry and fix the country's sagging birth rates. A must-read for students of feminism."
--Mei Fong, author of One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment
"Writing with rigor, passion, and indignation, Hong Fincher introduces a group of Chinese feminist activists who refuse to be intimidated by China's powerful patriarchal state. Offering a detailed account of the women's critiques of increasing gender inequality in China, Betraying Big Brother is a singular account of a Chinese--and now global--movement that will not be silenced"
--Rebecca E. Karl, author of Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth Century
"In Betraying Big Brother, Leta Hong Fincher unlocks a fundamental truth: the subjugation of women is a key feature of authoritarian power. But in telling the harrowing story of the detention of China's Feminist Five, she may also have discovered the strongman's Achilles' Heel: a broad-based feminist movement poses an existential threat to a patriarchal state."
--Rebecca MacKinnon, author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
"In her vivid and comprehensive work on China's emerging feminist movement, Leta Hong Fincher explores the coming of age of a generation of young activists in an authoritarian state increasingly hostile to social protest. A must-read for all seeking to understand China's feminist activists, hear their voices, and experience the day-to-day reality of their lives."
--Carl Minzner, author of End of an Era: How China's Authoritarian Revival Is Undermining Its Rise