Labour politics in China: where market meets state and society

China seminar series 2016 800x600

Professor Gaochao He, Sun Yat-Sen University, will present ‘Labour politics in China: where market meets state and society’.

Abstract: The transition to a market economy has transformed the dynamic of labor politics in the post socialist China fundamentally. The socialist workers were wiped out in the process of reform. The state withdrew its institutional commitment to job security and egalitarian wage. The whole labor relation has been marketized. At the meantime, the political regime remains basically the same, especially in terms of its monopoly of social and political organization. So how are the labor conflicts dealt with, among workers, capitalists, and the state? What do workers want and what can they get and how? These questions will be addressed against some most fascinating stories of labor movement in the Pearl Delta of Guangdong, one of the most important home of Made in China.

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Part of the China Seminar Series.

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