Factory Girls : Voices From the Heart of Modern China

Author(s): Leslie T. Chang

Current Affairs & Politics

'Head and shoulders above almost all other new books about China, this unflinching and yearningly compassionate portrait of the lives and loves of ordinary Chinese workers is quite unforgettable'
- Simon Winchester


Every year in China millions of migrant workers leave their rural towns to find jobs in the cities. These people are the driving forces behind China's economic boom: they work very hard and for little money to make the trainers, ornaments, designer handbags and toys which we buy. Through the lives of two young women, Chang vividly portrays a world where you can lose your boyfriend and your friends with the loss of a cell phone; where lying about your age, your education, and your work experience is often a requisite for getting ahead; and, where a few computer or English lessons can catapult you into a completely different social class.
This is a powerful and humane portrait of the forces which are shaping China. First published 2008; this edition 2009.

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  • : 9780330447362
  • : Macmillan Children's Books
  • : Macmillan Children's Books
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  • : Leslie T. Chang
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