Labor

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.

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.

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.

China's Strike Wave and the Prospects for Labor Relations Reform

Liu Cheng from Shanghai Normal University will give a talk on labor relations in China at UCLA.

Citizenship and Skill in Twentieth-Century China

Professor Jacob Eyferth discusses the historical labor trends in China before the middle and twentieth century.

Harry Wu, "In the Mouth of the Dragon: U.S. and China Relations in the 21st Century"

Harry Wu, a former Chinese political prisoner and later a human rights activist, will discuss U.S.-China relations in a speech called "In the Mouth of the Dragon: U.S. and China Relations in the 21st Century."

Screening: American Factory

The film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. 

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Events

January 28, 2021 - 4:00pm

Jennifer Pan examines how China's major social assistance program, Dibao, has been used to quell dissent.

February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm

Scott Rozelle discusses his new book that looks at the stark contrast between China's rural and urban populations.