Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the Worlds Next Superpower Audiobook, by Roseann Lake Play Audiobook Sample

Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower Audiobook

Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the Worlds Next Superpower Audiobook, by Roseann Lake Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Janet Song Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781684410316

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

14

Longest Chapter Length:

59:13 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

34:24 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Forty years ago in China, marriage was universal, compulsory, and a woman's only means to a livelihood. Enter the one-child policy, which despite its horrors, resulted in China's first generations of urban only-daughters?girls who were raised without brothers and pushed to study, achieve, and succeed as if they were sons. Fast forward to the present, where in an urbanized 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 the society itself. Part critique of China's paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China's trailblazing women, Roseann Lake's Leftover in China employs colorful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews, and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how the "leftovers" are the ultimate linchpin to China’s future.

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About Janet Song

Janet Song is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2008. Recent audiobooks include Euna Lee’s The World is Bigger Now and Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls. She lives and works in Southern California as an actor on stage and screen.