9789888083695-9888083694-Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook (English and Chinese Edition)

Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook (English and Chinese Edition)

ISBN-13: 9789888083695
ISBN-10: 9888083694
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789888083695
ISBN-10: 9888083694
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook (English and Chinese Edition) comprising 216 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9888083694 and 9789888083695. Since then Factory Towns of South China: An Illustrated Guidebook (English and Chinese Edition) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Organized in part as a travel guide - with many colorful maps, photos and drawings - this book profiles a wide range of Chinese factory towns producing everything from cars to toys to circuit boards.
Most consumer products come primarily from the Pearl River Delta, the "factory of the world" with the largest industrial region on earth. The delta has attracted millions of poor rural residents to settle in factory towns in hopes for a better life. Factory Towns of South China opens a window on these walled compounds, exposing the gritty establishments, crowded dormitories and monotonous labor carried out by workers. Some function as self-contained cities, with their own fire brigade, hospital, bank, TV station and as many as half a million workers living within the compounds. Other factories are scattered in larger villages to mask their existence and evade governmental crackdowns on the production of fake consumer goods and illegal casino machines.

Contributors include David Bray, Minnie Chan, Jia-Ching Chen, Paul Chu Hoi Shan, Eli Friedman, Claudia Juhre, Laurence Liauw, Paul Lin, Ting Shi, Casey Wang, Rex Wong, and Chun Yang.
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