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作者羅絲安‧萊克先前編導了「剩下的獨白」戲劇(THE LEFTOVER MONOLOGUES),在中國許多城市演出。另外羅絲安‧萊克還有TED關於剩女現象的演講,這會是一本非常獨特也很吸引人的書。

作者羅絲安‧萊克透過第一手的訪談將四位不同情況的「剩女」故事融入不同章節,有因為學位太高找不到男友的「剩女」、有寧可當情婦不再相信婚姻的「剩女」、有從社會底層力爭上游離家找更好生活而不得不成為的「剩女」、為了討好母親忍受回家時相親或各種約會網站的轟炸的「剩女」。

書中章節一覽:
第一章 超音波檢查與男女失衡的中國
第二章 金龜婿
第三章 門當戶對
第四章 學位是女性進入婚姻的票房毒藥
第五章 雞同鴨講
第六章 自由與屈服
第七章 生命中更崇
高的目標

第八章 愛情與婚姻
第九章 全世界的剩女現象
第十章 完美的結局

Factory Girls meets The Vagina Monologues in this fascinating portrait of China’s single women—the source of its future.

Forty years ago in China, marriage was universal, compulsory, and a woman’s only means to 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 The Leftovers 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.

Roseann Lake is a journalist and producer for the Economist. She was a television reporter in China for five years and has written for the Atlantic, Time, Salon, and Foreign Policy, among others. She lives in New York City.

Norton will publish in February 2008 at 288 pages

作者介紹

作者羅絲安‧萊克 (Roseann Lake)曾在北京擔任自由撰稿記者5年,同時也是藍海電視台主持人。目前她在紐約工作,是《經濟學人》(The Economist)網路影片的製作人。羅絲安擁有紐約大學新聞學碩士學位,她的文章散見於美國《外交政策》(Foreign Policy)雜誌、《亞特蘭大》(The Atlantic) 雜誌、《赫芬頓郵報》(the Huffington Post)、《TimeOut北京》雜誌、香港《南華早報》等媒體。精通五種語言,曾於不同的國家擔任記者。

羅絲安‧萊克的新書《剩女的獨白》(暫譯)(THE LEFTOVERS)探討中國日益增多的職場白領女性未婚的現象,書中指出這些白領女性越來越難找到老公,但是在農村與鄉下的省份越來越多的男性也找不到結婚的對象,預計2020年中國將會有3千萬多的光棍男性。《剩女的獨白》透過四位未婚白領女性的訪談探討中國將會遭遇的社會問題。

書評

「身為中國女性,對於羅絲安‧萊克所寫的《剩女的獨白》一書我感同身受,中國女性的思想和聲音也透過這本書讓社會大眾所聽見。這本書對於極速變化的今日中國傳達了重要的訊息也一針見血講出了中國所面臨的問題」
-《中國好女人》(The Good Women of China)一書作者欣然,此書全世界授權30多國

“As a Chinese woman, I can feel and hear Chinese women's minds and voices radiating through Roseann Lake's book, Leftovers. It conveys a powerful message that encapsulates and epitomizes today's rapidly changing China.” -Xinran, British-Chinese writer whose books have been translated into 30 languages.

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