On 1 January 2016, China moved from it’s well recognised, and much controversial, one-child policy, to a new policy allowing all married couples in the country to have two children. In this talk, which took place as part of our China Changing Festival, three leading female Chinese academics discuss the cultural and social impacts of this change.
Led by Ye Liu, a lecturer in international development at King’s College, the panel - featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Mei Fong and PhD researcher at Centre for Women’s Studies of the University of York, Kailing Xie - address the question of how the new two-child policy will affect women’s lives, and examine the possible pressures, freedoms, and social implications the two child policy could bring to China.
Ahead of this talk, co-founder and editor of WAGIC (Women and Gender in China) Séagh Kehoe offered their interpretation of the impact, considerations, complexities in a blog titled Change and continuity under China’s two-child policy.
China Changing festival returns to Southbank Centre in October 2018.