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Strikes in China: Hear Chinese Labor Dissidents Speak
Start Date: 10/11/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 10/11/2018End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description:
SJSU Department of Political Science Presents

Strikes in China
Hear Chinese Labor Dissidents Speak
Thursday, October 11, 12:00 pm

Join Chinese worker-activists and authors of Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China discussing the meaning of thousands of Strikes in China today and asking how solidarity can be built between Chinese and American workers. Countering the popular myth that Chinese workers are “stealing American jobs,” this book documents a recent wave of factory closures in China’s Pearl River Delta and struggles by workers there to hold onto their jobs, their pensions, and their livelihoods.

Fan Shigang was born into a family of workers for state-owned enterprises in a northern Chinese city. He has worked as a basic-level employee in several machining factories. He is a contributor to the underground labor periodical, Factory Stories, conducting interviews with factory workers in southern China, documenting their lives, work, and struggles. Li Wen has worked in electronics and jewelry factories in China. She interviews and documents the experience of factory workers who've joined collective struggles and pays particular attention to issues of occupational injury and disease.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - Student Union
Room: Meeting Room 2A and 2B
Contact Information:
Name: Robert Ovetz, Ph.D.
Phone: 4156021585
Email: robert.ovetz@sjsu.edu
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Free to the public
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