Leta Hong Fincher is an American doctoral candidate in Sociology at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her research on “leftover” women, gender inequality and the property market in China has been cited by many news organizations, including The Economist, New York Times,
YCW’s London chapter was launched in 2013 and has since hosted most of its events in Parliament. Its inaugural speaker was Dr. Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney and also a YCW Board Advisor. Situated in one of Europe's leading capitals, YCW London has attracted a wide variety of active members from different fields interested in China. Subsequent speakers also have included:
- Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
- Steve Tsang, Director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham
- Leta Hong Fincher, author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China"
- Louisa Lim, author of "‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited’.
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Steve Tsang is Director of the China Policy Institute and Professor of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham’s School of Contemporary Chinese Studies. He has previously worked as Professorial Fellow, Dean and Director of the Asian Studies Centre at
Dr Rana Mitter is a Professor in the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance and Collaboration in Modern China (California,
Adam Minter has covered a range of topics for publications that include The Atlantic, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Mother Jones, Scientific American, ARTnews, and Sierra. In addition to his
Nigel Inkster is a director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He served for 31 years in the British Secret Intelligence Services (SIS). He had postings in Asia, Latin America and Europe and worked