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.

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.

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. 

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.

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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July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.