Labor Studies | Globalization and China: An Assault on Chinese Workers
L290 | 27827 | Payne, Jeffrey


LSTU-L 290 Globalization and China:  An Assault on Chinese Workers
Class Number 27827, 1 cr., Class meets Tuesday, 5:45-8:25 pm.,
October 31, November 7, 14, 28 and December 5. What would you do if
all jobs in the Midwest disappeared? Where would you go? In
contemporary China millions of jobs have disappeared in the interior
of the country, forcing over 60 million workers to coastal cities in
search for employment.  What would your life be like as one of these
Chinese workers?  Workers are the fuel of China’s current economic
success, but they often work under unbearable conditions and live in
an authoritarian state unsympathetic to their struggles.  In this
class we will explore how China’s economy treats the working class
and investigate how labor is seeking solutions to their current
struggles.  Students in this course need no prior knowledge of
China.  Instructor: Jeffrey Payne, Political Science, IUB.