Written on Nov, 13, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Check back for a complete, updated list of Mei’s latest interviews and media appearances! AUDIO: One Child Policy, Optimism Bias, Movies, Meet the Producers (Matt Townsend Show, December 2015) As One-Child Policy Ends, New Book Examines ‘China’s Most Radical Experiment’ (NBC, November 2015) VIDEO: “China’s Two-Child Policy – Not Enough?” (AJ+ November 2015) VIDEO: “The Ripple Effect of China’ One Child …

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“To write a book about China that most Chinese cannot read is to accept defeat.” Support Mei’s effort to get “One Child” out in Chinese by donating through Patreon, or for just $3 buy your own copy of the uncensored Chinese version using one of the “buy” buttons below! My book, “One Child,” on China’s one-child policy was published this …

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Episode 75: China Special with Mei Fong A Pulitzer prize-winning author joins us for this episode! Mei Fong tells us all about her book, One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, and why China is full of horny young men these days. The chat gets a bit serious as we discuss the realities of the One Child policy, …

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In 1980, faced with a burgeoning population and its resultant economic pressures, China enacted a family-planning policy that would, with few exceptions, limit families to one child. Janet Song’s clear, smoothly paced narration is well suited to this fascinating and informative account of the effects of the one-child edict (which in 2015 was changed to a two-child policy). She guides …

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Listen to Mei’s interview here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/av/radio-hour-rainn-wilson-mei-fong-game-thrones This week’s show features more interviews from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. We talk with actor Rainn Wilson, author of a new memoir, The Bassoon King, and with Malaysian Chinese writer Mei Fong, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment. We also talk with LARB Senior Humanities Editor …

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It’s hard to put into words what runs through the mind when reading Mei Fong’s One Child – a gripping work that delves into China’s infamous policy. Though the policy was amended last year to allow couples to have two children, the legacy of the one child policy, introduced in 1979, runs deep and has had a huge impact on …

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“One Child” was named one of five must-read books in the first issue of the Economist’s 1843: One Child by Mei Fong A decade from now, the number of Chinese bachelors will outstrip the entire population of Saudi Arabia, and there will be more Chinese retirees than Europeans. As China begins to phase out its one-child policy, Mei Fong, a …

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