Leta Hong Fincher Keynote Speaker
- Award-winning journalist on gender inequality and the urban property market in China
- Acclaimed author, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China" and "Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China"
- "Top 100 China influencers on Twitter", Sparkah Business Strategy
Leta Hong Fincher's Biography
Dr. Leta Hong Fincher is an award-winning former journalist, and author of the critically acclaimed book, “Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China”.
Leta’s recent book, “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China” (2018), was named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Foreign Policy Interrupted, Bitch Media and Autostraddle. The New York Public Library named Betraying Big Brother one of its “essential reads on feminism” in 2020.
As a journalist, Leta contributed to research on women and China’s economy and property market, which has been cited by many news organisations, including The Economist, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Washington Post, Businessweek, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, BBC and CNN. Along with her successful career in journalism, Leta is also the first American to receive a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Leta’s book,”Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China,” was named one of the top 5 China books of 2014 by ChinaFile, one of the best foreign policy books in 2014 by FP Interrupted, one of the best Asian books of 2014 by Asia House, and one of the top 10 China books of 2014 by Time Out magazine.
In 2014 Leta was named one of “top 100 China influencers” on Twitter by Sparkah Business Strategy, one of the top China tweeters in 2014 by Danwei.com, one of the top Hong Kong women to follow on Twitter by FP Interrupted, and one of “42 awesome women you need in your life on Twitter” in 2013 by The Telegraph.
Leta has given a large number of talks about China and women at reputable institutions around the world.