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Scattered sand : the story of China's rural migrants

Author: Hsiao-Hung Pai
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2012.
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Argues that the two hundred million Chinese migrant workers represent the country's most marginalized and impoverished group and cites the brutal conditions they endure, from illness to documented labor militancy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hsiao-Hung Pai
ISBN: 9781844678860 1844678865 9781844679201 1844679209
OCLC Number: 767564446
Description: xiii, 302 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Exodus: Northeast youth head for the city --
Earthquakes in bohemia: life and death in Sichuan --
Dust and heat: black mines in the Yellow River region --
The dark kilns: brickmaking in the North --
'Bad elements': the uprooted and the permanently impoverished in Shandong --
The factory of the world: recession in Guangdong --
In the shadows of Olympians: unorganized workers in Beijing --
Go west! The migration industry in rural Fujian --
Epilogue: Trouble on the new frontier--ethnic tensions in Xinjiang.
Responsibility: Hsiao-Hung Pai ; preface by Gregor Benton.

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First-hand report on the largest migration in human history.  Read more...

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