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Leftover in China : the women shaping the world's next superpower

Author: Roseann Lake
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance--with a predicted twenty million more men than women of marriage age by 2020--and China's first generations of only-daughters. Given the resources normally reserved for boys, these girls were pushed to study, excel in college, and succeed in careers,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roseann Lake
ISBN: 9780393254631 0393254631
OCLC Number: 988276279
Description: 271 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ultrasound checks and imbalances --
"Golden turtles" --
Doors and windows --
Marriage and mortarboards --
Chickens and ducks --
Freedom and submission --
Higher callings --
Love, with Chinese characteristics --
Cars, houses, cash --
East meets West --
Bamboo ceilings --
The way forward --
Epilogue : new beginnings to happy endings.
Responsibility: Roseann Lake.

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Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance-- a predicted twenty million more men than women of marriage age by 2020-- and China\'s first generations of only-daughters. Enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage-- or not marry at all-- to spawn a label: \"leftovers.\" Part critique of China\'s paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China\'s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters snuggled into traditional wedlock, Lake\'s book focuses on the lives of four individual women to show how these women are the linchpin to China\'s future.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. 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