LABOR CRISIS IN CHINA
A talk and discussion by Professor Ching Kwan Lee
Professor of Sociology, UCLA
C.K. Lee’s research focuses on the politics of rights and the changing citizenship regime in China, examining how ordinary Chinese mobilize legal and extra-legal resources to battle for their rights as citizens, forging new notions of property, labor and land, and engaging the local and central governments. She is most recently the author of Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt (UC Press, 2007), which received the Sociology of Labor Book Award in 2008.
March 22, 2011
SKYLIGHT ROOM, 9TH FLOOR, 4- 8 pm
GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
Roundtable discussion to follow with:
REBECCA KARL: Associate Professor of History at New York University. She is the author most recently of Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth Century World: A Concise History (Duke UP 2010).
PETER KWONG: Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, as well as Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and author of numerous books including Forbidden Workers: Chinese Illegal Immigrants and American Labor.
DAVID HARVEY, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography
PETER HITCHCOCK, Associate Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and author of The Long Space: Transnationalism and Postcolonial Form (Stanford UP 2010)