We are delighted to invite you to eat, drink, and ring in the Year of the Dog with us and the China Supper Club.
For the occasion, Roseann Lake, correspondent for The Economist, will speak on her work documenting the stories of 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. Unprecedentedly well educated, they struggle to find partners in a society where gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as China itself. In her new book, Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower, she argues that this generation of women will serve as the linchpin to China’s economic and demographic future.
The evening will include excerpts from the book (detailing the extreme marriage pressure many Chinese singles face, especially around Chinese New Year), and a short live performance of the “The Leftover Monologues”, a stage play conceived as a way of passing the microphone back to the voices that had inspired her book.
Please join us and China Supper Club for lively discussion, delicious food, and good company.