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The Resource Leftover in China : the women shaping the world's next superpower, Roseann Lake

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

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Leftover in China : the women shaping the world's next superpower
Title
Leftover in China
Title remainder
the women shaping the world's next superpower
Statement of responsibility
Roseann Lake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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, as if they were sons. Now living in an economic powerhouse, enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage--or not marry at all--to spawn a label: "leftovers." Unprecedentedly well-educated and goal-oriented, they struggle to find partners in a society where gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as society itself, and where new professional opportunities have made women less willing to compromise their careers or concede to marriage for the sake of being wed. Further complicating their search for a mate, the vast majority of China's single men reside in and are tied to the rural areas where they were raised. This makes them geographically, economically, and educationally incompatible with city-dwelling "leftovers," who also face difficulty in partnering with urban men, given the urban men's general preference for more dutiful, domesticated wives. 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, Roseann Lake's Leftover in China focuses on the lives of four individual women against a backdrop of colorful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews, and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how these "leftovers" are the linchpin to China's future
  • 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-- 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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lake, Roseann,
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1767
LC item number
.L35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Daughters
  • Daughters
  • Women
  • Women
  • China
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Einkindfamilie
  • Frauenemanzipation
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Geschlechterverhältnis
  • Gesellschaft
  • Karriere
  • Soziale Stellung
  • Tochter
  • China
Label
Leftover in China : the women shaping the world's next superpower, Roseann Lake
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
988276279
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780393254631
Lccn
2017051955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027921760
System control number
(OCoLC)988276279
Label
Leftover in China : the women shaping the world's next superpower, Roseann Lake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
988276279
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780393254631
Lccn
2017051955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027921760
System control number
(OCoLC)988276279

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