Considering the articles in recent years regarding toy
recalls or melamine-tainted milk products, Factory Girls
serves as a timely reminder of the human story behind the
Chinese factories we often view in critical terms. Leslie T.
Chang examines an easily forgotten facet: that factories
represent a chance for millions to leave a rural life in
search of higher wages, to escape traditional expectations,
and to search for adventurea migratory phenomenon known as
chuqu, "to go out".
The city of Dongguan is brought to the foreground through a blend of immersion reporting, diary excerpts and research. As you would expect, we're given accounts of what it's like to work in the factories, but the best chapters detail life outside the confines of the assembly line and the dormitories:...
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