A Floating City of Peasants: The Great Migration in Contemporary China

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The largest human migration in history is taking place in China today--incredibly, off the radar of the world's major media. Since the 1990s, at least 120 million Chinese peasants have left the countryside for big cities to work in factories, on construction sites, in catering and prostitution--typically without even the most basic rights or protections. In A Floating City of Peasants , Floris-Jan van Luyn--who spent six years reporting from China for a daily newspaper--relates the remarkable tales of migrant workers who ...

A Floating City of Peasants: The Great Migration in Contemporary China 2008, New Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781595581389

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