Labor

China Onscreen Biennial: The Ditch (夹边沟) US Premiere

Part of the UCLA Confucius Institute's inaugural China Onscreen Biennial (银幕中国双年展)project, director Wang Bing vividly recreates the brutal conditions at the Jiabiangou labor camp in the Gobi Desert in the 1950s.

Trans-Pacific Transmissions: Video Art Across the Pacific

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts an exhibit exploring the visual culture of exchange between Asia and the Americas.

Discussion with Lynette Ong, Author of Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

Lynette Ong discusses her book which examines the bias in RCC lending patterns, focusing on why the mobilization of rural savings has contributed to successful industrial development in some locales but not in others.

China’s Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Innovation Policy

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on intellectual property rights and indigenous innovation policy in China.

Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness: Workers and Change in China

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Manfred Elfstrom on the growing wave of labor unrest in China, the state's response, and the the long-term implications for both activists and the government. 

Hong Kong Today – the Special Administrative Region at 10

USC panel discussion marks changes in Hong Kong since the creation of the Special Administrative Region in 1997.

Strikes in Vietnam and China: The Impact of the State on Workers' Struggles for Their Rights

The Institute for the Study of Social Change presents a talk with China expert Anita Chan.

Changes in the World’s Workshop: How new laws, more demanding workers, and activist trade unions are transforming the Chinese workplace

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and Economy hosts a lecture on labor laws and worker's rights in China.

Massive Unemployment and Worker Protests: So Why Were Workers More Restive in China than in France and Mexico?

UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese studies presents a discussion by Dorothy Solinger on the increasing number of worker protests in China compared to that in France and Mexico.

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