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One Child Policy, Optimism Bias, Movies, Meet the Producers “Mei Fong is an author and journalist who graduated from the National University of Singapore she started her journalism career as a reporter. She has a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. Mei has worked for Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal where she won a …

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RSVP here to attend Mei’s book launch in Washington, D.C.! Event: One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment Date: Thursday, January 07, 2016 Time: 12:15 PM – 01:45 PM Address: 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20005

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Review from Kirkus: Widespread female infanticide and officials jailing pregnant women’s families to induce them to surrender to abortions—these are scenes not from a dystopian novel but from China’s family planning bureaucracy. The country’s one-child policy, to be officially phased out in 2016, created more far-reaching social distortions than even its most vociferous critics realized, argues Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fong …

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“With impeccable timing, her new book offers a superb overview of the history and context of the policy, the different applications of the policy in different circumstances (regional, rural/urban, Han/ethnic minorities), and the impact of the one-child policy not only in China but internationally, in the past, present, and future. Fong writes in an easy, accessible style, and in 200 …

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(Check back for updates with more events and details) Gaithersburg Book Talk When: May 21, 12:15pm Where: Gaithersburg Book Festival Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/985689881527317/ SOAS Book Talk When: May 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm Where:Russell Square WC1B 5 London, United Kingdom Details: Tickets available at http://www.soas.ac.uk/china-institute/events/27may2016-one-child-the-story-of-chinas-most-radical-experiment.html Hay Literary Festival 2016 When: May 30, 4:00pm Where: Hay on Wye, Hereford, U.K. Details: Tickets available at https://www.facebook.com/events/765072480259724/ Asia House Book Talk When: May 31, 6:45pm …

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Easing Beijing’s old one-child policy still means state intrusion and won’t halt China’s demographic crisis By Mei Fong Yicheng is a dusty little region in China’s coal belt, with appalling smog levels even by Chinese standards. The pall extends all the way up to the hills, where people dwell in quaint, hobbit-like caves, growing soot-covered crops of sunflowers. It is, …

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At the end of October, the Chinese government ended its one-child policy, allowing married couples to have two children. More than three decades earlier, the Communist Party had unveiled the policy in order to control population growth. Harsh measures to limit family size—forced abortions, sterilization, and fines—have led to a population that is “too old, too male, and quite possibly, …

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is doing a giveaway on GoodReads! Check it out here.

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