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China & Hong Kong labor reading group

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In preparation for the upcoming visit by Hong Kong port workers in April, some of us in Seattle are gathering to do some reading and discuss the significance of Chinese labor struggle to local politics. Please email for access to articles at

If you are interested in joining, let us know!

Looking forward to learning together!


Week 1: Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta

(A) News articles about the Hong Kong Dock Workers strike and beyond:

Hong Kong Strike draws solidarity

Interview with HK strike leader

Strikes at Shenzhen ports

(B) Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook. Edited by Stefan Al (Excerpts) *please email

(C) Signs of New Hope: Resistance in China by Au Loong Yu & Bai Ruixue

Week 2: Labor structures and organizations:

Contesting Class Organization: Migrant Worker Strikes in Pearl River Delta 1978-2010 by Chris K.C Chan

Against the fetish of representation: Class struggle in China beyond the Leftist Grand Narrative by gongchao collective

Week 3: Gender and class formation

Gender and the South China Miracle by Ching Kwan Lee (Chapters 6, 7,8) *please email

Week 4: China & the US

America’s Head Servant by Hung Ho Fung

Walmart in China by Anita Chan *please email

Week 5: The Global Supply Chain

Forgotten Spaces (Film)


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