China in Revolt: A Labor-Community Roundtable

Sunday 17 March, 2013
4 - 6pm, $0

Joseph S. Murphy Institute
25 West 23 Street, Floor 18

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Join Jacobin for an important discussion on the future of the Chinese labor movement.

Eli Friedman, Cornell University
Anita Chan, University of Technology-Sydney
Chris King-Chi Chan, City University of Hong Kong
Elaine Sio-ieng Hui, University of Kassel, and others

Moderated by:
Seth Ackerman, Jacobin magazine

Over the past few years, millions of Chinese workers have been striking for better pay and working conditions – and many have been winning their demands. This activity – especially against a background of labor defeat in the developed world – is both stunning and largely unexplored.

This roundtable will provide an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in China. Professor Eli Friedman will give depth and detail to the strike wave, with particular attention to the question of contemporary trends that will influence the future of Chinese labor politics. (See “China in Revolt” – Jacobin magazine, Summer 2012 for background.)

Commentary will be provided by several leading China labor scholars, all drawing from extensive research. The discussion is intended for activists, academics and practitioners.

Co-sponsored by Talking Union and Labor Notes.

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