Memories and the Moral Economy of a State Owned Enterprise

Woodrow Wilson Center Press
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Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform Chi, 2007, 1, pp. 119 - 140
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A very large number of Chinese workers are caught today in circumstances similar to those faced by the workers in rust belt cities interviewed by Ching Kwan Lee for chapter 7 in this volume. Such workers have grievances about unemployment, job insecurity, and onerous working conditions. I But not all of China's workers face similar difficulties today. During the past quarter century, as the economic reforms have unfolded, different parts of China's workforce have encountered very different fates.
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