Labor Studies | Globalization in China: An Assault on Chinese Workers
L290 | 9009 | Payne, Jeffrey

LSTU-L 290 Globalization in China:  An Assault on Chinese Workers 1
cr hr; Class Number 9009; 5:45-8:25 PM, Tuesday, WH007. This class
meets March 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 22.  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.