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11th Annual Conference on Asian Studies

11th Annual Conference on Asian Studies

11th Annual Conference on Asian Studies: Commemorating October 1917: Re-thinking Marxism and the Russian Revolution in East and Southeast Asia   Organizers: Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic Conference date: October 21, 2017 Conference venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 14, Czech...

Martin Lavicka31 Mar 2017Leave a comment

Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain’s Hidden Army of Labour. Hsiao-Hung Pai. (London: Penguin, 2008). In 2004, on a freezing night in February, 21 Chinese migrant workers (pictured) were caught and drowned by the treacherous tides on the Morecombe Bay cockle beds in north-west England. The tragedy...

Jonathan Sullivan03 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Gender and fieldwork in China: Investigating migrant workers in restaurants

Gender and fieldwork in China: Investigating migrant workers in restaurants

Written by Yang Shen. My research focuses on new-generation migrant workers (NGMs) in restaurants in Shanghai. New-generation migrant workers are defined as the second generation migrant workers following the Reform in 1978, and according to a national report published by the All China Federation of Trade Unions, refer to those whose ages are...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Factory Girls

Factory Girls

Written by Jonathan Sullivan Leslie T. Chang (2008) Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China. New York: Doubleday.     It might seem odd to review a book that was published in 2008, especially one that in the intervening 6 years has received so much attention and so many accolades. Somehow, Leslie T. Chang’s wonderful Factory...

Jonathan Sullivan21 Feb 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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