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"[A] remarkable book. . . . [A] vivid and persuasive first-hand account of life in China's factories in the late 20th century. . . . [A]nyone who cares about East Asia today, and tomorrow, should read [this book]." -- Bradley Winterton * Taipei Times * "Made in China is an important inter-disciplinary contribution to the body of literature on women workers. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy. The book raises serious issues about the development path that China has embarked upon, and although Pun Ngai frequently emphasises geographic specificity, it will resonate with development studies scholars focusing on other regions of the world." -- Anibel Ferus-Comelo * Gender and Development * "Right now, anything that happens in China's economy affects all of us. Pun Ngai's book should be required reading. It is jam-packed with richly drawn and provocative insights mined from her fieldwork as a `factory girl' in the midst of South China's migrant workers."- Andrew Ross, author of Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor "Made in China is a passionate, engaged ethnography. Pun Ngai provides us with a searing critique of how global capital, with the collusion of the Chinese state, is turning China into the sweatshop of the world. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process. Through Pun's ethnographic eye, these women come alive as active subjects who confront the pain and trauma of the social violence inflicted on them in a complex poetics of transgression."-Lisa Rofel, author of Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

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Made in China is a passionate, engaged ethnography. Pun Ngai provides us with a searing critique of how global capital, with the collusion of the Chinese state, is turning China into the sweatshop of the world. Her ethnography is a moving and angry description of the lives of young migrant women, who are the guts of this process. Through Pun’s ethnographic eye, these women come alive as active subjects who confront the pain and trauma of the social violence inflicted on them in a complex poetics of transgression.”—Lisa Rofel, author of Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism


“Right now, anything that happens in China’s economy affects all of us. Pun Ngai’s book should be required reading. It is jam-packed with richly drawn and provocative insights mined from her fieldwork as a ‘factory girl’ in the midst of South China’s migrant workers.”— Andrew Ross, author of Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor


Made in China is an important inter-disciplinary contribution to the body of literature on women workers. Development practitioners will find the rich empirical data, which corroborate some field reports, useful to shape policy. The book raises serious issues about the development path that China has embarked upon, and although Pun Ngai frequently emphasises geographic specificity, it will resonate with development studies scholars focusing on other regions of the world.”
(Anibel Ferus-Comelo Gender and Development)

"[A] remarkable book. . . . [A] vivid and persuasive first-hand account of life in China's factories in the late 20th century. . . . [A]nyone who cares about East Asia today, and tomorrow, should read [this book]."
(Bradley Winterton Taipei Times)

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