Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
Publish date: 2008-10-07
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
You might expect a book about the lives of migrant workers in China to be incredibly depressing, full of tales of abuse. This book isn't like that at all; it's informative, and doesn't gloss over ugly things, but nor does it beat you down.Factory Girls focuses on the lives of young women living in D...
I am going to write this review before reading others' reviews, because I loved this book and want to actually write out one of my little thingies about it before my mind is changed or my positive opinion changed. That always happens. There's something about social type commentaries written by journ...
There are two terms that come up to my mind while starting this review: mess and potential.For "Factory Girls" has potential but is a mess. Don't take me wrong, I do believe that it's better reading this book than ignoring its existence, but I suppose that whereas most readers can be satisfied with ...
Chang spends three years in China, following the lives of several young women who have moved from rural China to find jobs and money and success and love in urban China. This is not the story I’d been expecting; city life turns out to be a big plus for most of the women in this book. Those for whom ...
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