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A conversation with Dr. Jenny Chan on Internships and Labor in China

January 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11a.m. CST (US)

Special Guest: Dr. Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

In this webinar Dr. Jenny Chan from Hong Kong Polytechnic University talked with CCWT Director Matthew Hora about her newly published book, Dying for an iPhone (2020; Haymarket Books), and its key findings regarding the status of high school and college internships in China and how they involve the production of Apple’s popular devices including iPhones and iPads. Dr. Chan also spoke about the state of the labor market in China since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and her new research on express delivery workers in China.

Dr. Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is a recipient of Early Career Scheme funding awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2018-2022). She also serves as the vice president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labor Movements (2018-2022). Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers is her first co-authored book with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai (Haymarket Books & Pluto Press, forthcoming in 2020).

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January 13, 2021
11:00 am
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