East Asia Hotspots

Collaboration, Representation, and Leadership: Women in Chinese Congress

June 14, 2021
Despite holding a disproportionately small number of seats in the National People's Congress of China, female legislators are comparatively more productive than male counterparts in sponsoring legislative bills and building coalitions. To explore the topic of female participation in Chinese politics, we talk with Dr. Yue Hou, the Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, on her forthcoming co-authored article, “Underrepresented Outperformers: Female Legislators in the Chinese Congress."

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