Leta Hong Fincher

Leta Hong Fincher


Leta Hong Fincher has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Dissent, Ms., the BBC, CNN, and other outlets. In 2002, she won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for her China reporting.

Fluent in Mandarin, Hong Fincher was the first American to receive a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University’s Department of Sociology in Beijing. She has a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Harvard University. Hong Fincher’s second book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China (Verso), was named one of the best books of 2018 by Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Bitch Media, Foreign Policy Interrupted and Autostraddle.

Hong Fincher’s first book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Zed Books), was named one of the top five China books of 2014 by the Asia Society’s ChinaFile, one of the best foreign policy books in 2014 by Foreign Policy Interrupted, and one of the best Asian books of 2014 by Asia House. In 2018, it was named on The New York Times list of recommended books on China. The Telegraph described Hong Fincher as an “awesome woman to follow on Twitter.”

Buy Leta Hong Fincher’s latest book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China, on Amazon.

Events with Leta Hong Fincher

Orwell’s China

08 May 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
45 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012