Global China and the Future of Capitalism Seminar Series
The Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong &
The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong
in collaboration with
The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)
Prof. Anita Chan, Co-editor, The China Journal
The seminar will discuss why Vietnam and China, one-party states that allow only one official trade union, are traversing different paths in terms of their trade unions’ institutional structures, the state’s and trade union’s attitudes towards strikes, willingness to reform their trade unions, and willingness to engage with the international labor union movement. The path dependency of their recent histories have set them on paths vis-à-vis authoritarianism. Thus, when external contingencies force institutional change Vietnam and China to veer in new divergent trajectories – the TPP energizing Vietnam to debate the acceptance of autonomous trade unions, while Xi Jinping in China intensifies Party control over industrial relations and civil society.
Prof. Pun Ngai, Department of Sociology, the University of Hong Kong
The seminar was held in English.
This seminar is the sixth of the “Global China and the Future of Capitalism Seminar Series” being held in 2018 and 2019. The concept note is available here.
Detail : http://www.socsc.hku.hk/ccspl/cpd/