Women graduate from a university in Shanghai. The pursuit of education, and the unwillingness of Chinese men to wed women as educated as them, are among the reasons for a rise in the number of “leftover women” in China, author Roseann Lake argues in a new book. Photo: Alamy

Why educated, professional women in China aren’t marrying – new book explores the ‘leftover women’ phenomenon

Notwithstanding criticism author Roseann Lake has faced for her book’s failure to acknowledge a China scholar’s earlier work on the subject, Leftover in China is highly readable – and full of candid quotes from women unable to find mates

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Women graduate from a university in Shanghai. The pursuit of education, and the unwillingness of Chinese men to wed women as educated as them, are among the reasons for a rise in the number of “leftover women” in China, author Roseann Lake argues in a new book. Photo: Alamy
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