Chinese Whispers

Half the sky: the woman’s place in Chinese society

32 min listen

In This Episode

Chairman Mao famously said that ‘women hold up half the sky’. It was a revolutionary statement in a feudal society (though it did help him, very much, with a labour shortage). But the recent high-profile murder of a young vlogger at the hands of her ex-husband has reignited a national conversation – have Chinese women every truly held up half the sky?

With Leta Hong Fincher, author of Betraying Big Brother.


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