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Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Ching Kwan Lee

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Yuk-ling, a busy Hong Kong mother of two, and Chi-ying, a young single woman from a remote village in northern China, work in electronics factories owned by the same foreign corporation, ... More


Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Susanne "Yuk-Ping Choi and Yinni Peng

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

How has migration changed the Chinese family? Drawing on the life stories of 192 migrant men in southern China, this book examines the effect of mass rural-to-urban migration on family and gender ... More


Localistic Despotism

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Dagongzai, a generic term for “workers laboring for the bosses,” had become the new collective identity claimed by millions of workers in south China since the mid-1980s. In everyday language, this ... More


Two Worlds of Labor in South China

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Since the mid-1980s, China has become the world's new “global factory,” with the southern province of Guangdong (including Hong Kong) as its powerhouse. Millions of women workers are toiling in sweat ... More


Engendering Production Politics in Global Capitalism

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

South China is one of the many “borderlands” bearing the imprint of global capitalism. It is a literal borderland of national boundaries, straddling a colony of Britain and a Chinese province, as ... More


Economic Restructuring and the Remaking of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Nexus

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The economic dynamism since the late 1980s of the south China manufacturing region has been founded on a regional history of tenacious social and economic ties between two societies adopting opposing ... More


Social Organization of the Labor Market in Shenzhen

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter argues that one such local institutional factor is the labor market in Shenzhen. Autonomy in each factory was a response to the situation in that factory's labor market (its supply and ... More


Toward a Feminist Theory of Production Politics

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Using the rich method of ethnography and informed by sociological theories, this book has demonstrated how diverse patterns of production politics emerge as conjunctural outcomes of the state, the ... More


Introduction: Migration, Family, and Masculinity in Postsocialist China

Susanne Y. P. Choi and Yinni Peng

in Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Previous studies of migration, family, and gender in China are lacking in a number of ways—they have prioritized outcome over process and structural principles over emotionality, and they have ... More


Filial Piety from Afar: Migrant Sons Renegotiating Elderly Care

Susanne Y. P. Choi and Yinni Peng

in Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the multiple strategies migrant men have devised to address the incompatibility of migrant life and the obligation to care for one’s elderly parents. Migration makes it ... More


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