The UTS Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winner Mei Fong to discuss her book, One Child, which examines the effects of the one-child policy on the global adoption market, among other unexpected side-effects.
The book recently won a non-fiction award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She was also recently voted by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 50 shapers of US-China relations.
Mei Fong spent over a decade reporting in Asia, most notably as China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She is a winner of Amnesty’s Human Rights Press Award.
For over three decades, China exercised unprecedented control over the reproductive habits of its billion citizens. Now, with its economy faltering just as it seemed poised to become the largest in the world, the Chinese government has brought an end to its one-child policy.
It may once have seemed a shortcut to riches, but it has had a profound effect on society in modern China. Combining personal portraits of families affected by the policy with a nuanced account of China’s descent towards economic and societal turmoil, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong reveals the true cost of this most controversial of policies.
The event is free, but registration is essential, follow the "attend" button above.
Copies of One Child will be available for purchase at the venue and Mei Fong will be available after the event for signing.