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  • CHAN, Jenny, Mark SELDEN, and Pun NGAI. 2020. Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

    This volume on the Foxconn-Apple-state nexus and the lives of rural workers originates from a remarkable initial cross-border collaboration in the summer of 2010 between…

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  • SIU, Kaxton. 2020. Chinese Migrant Workers and Employer Domination: Comparisons with Hong Kong and Vietnam. London: Palgrave Macmillan

    In this volume, Kaxton Siu sets out to investigate whether “China’s export-led industrialisation” (p. 14) provides a unique pattern of economic development. Bringing together more…

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  • Edito – Precarity, Platforms, and Agency: The Multiplication of Chinese Labour

    “I want my blood and sweat money back” (Wo yao wode xuehan qian 我要我的血汗錢): these are the words of Liu Jin 劉進, a 47-year-old delivery…

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  • SOLINGER, Dorothy J. (ed.). 2018. Polarized Cities. Portraits of the Rich and Poor in Urban China. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman and Littlefield.

    From her 1999 benchmark book Contesting Citizenship in Urban China, States’ Gains, Labor Losses (2009), to Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged (2012), Dorothy Solinger has relentlessly…

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  • 1989-2019: Perspectives on June 4th from Hong Kong

     1989-2019 Perspectives on June 4th from Hong Kong . Compiled and edited by Éric Florence and Judith Pernin . The sheer violence and magnitude…

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  • Roberta Zavoretti, Rural Origins, City Lives: Class and Place in Contemporary China

    Seattle and London, University of Washington Press, 2017, xi + 202 pp. Éric Florence Based on the author’s 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the…

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  • Editorial – Twenty Years After the Handover: Hong Kong’s Political and Social Transformation and Its Future under China’s Rule

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  • Ming-Sho Ho, Working Class Formation in Taiwan: Fractured Solidarity in State-Owned Enterprises, 1945-2012

    New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, XVII + 247 p. Review by Éric Florence Ming-Sho Ho’s Working Class Formation in Taiwan is a fine-grained socio-historical study…

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  • Arianne Gaetano, Out to Work: Migration, Gender and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

    Honolulu, University of Hawai’i Press, 2015, 232 pp. Review by Eric Florence In this volume, by looking at domestic labour and service work in offices…

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