Putting Class in Its Place: Worker Identities in East Asia

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Perry, Elizabeth J., ed.
China Research Monograph 48
1996. 250 pp.
ISBN 1-55729-050-4


Acknowledgements – vii

Contributors – ix

Introduction: Putting Class in Its Place: Bases of Worker Identity in East Asia – 1
Elizabeth J. Perry

1. Conditions for the Disappearance of the Japanese Working-Class Movement – 11
Andrew Gordon

2. Work, Culture, and Consciousness of the Korean Working Class – 53
Hagen Koo

3. Class Identity without Class Consciousness? Working-Class Orientations in Taiwan – 77
Nai-teh Wu

4. Changing Literary Images of Taiwan’s Working Class – 103
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

5. Owner, Worker, Mother, Wife: Taibei and Chengdu Family Businesswomen – 127
Hill Gates

6. The Chinese Cultural Revolution in the Factories: Party-State Structures and Patterns of Conflict – 167
Andrew G. Walder

7. Chinese Sex Workers in the Reform Period – 199
Gail Hershatter

8. Regional Identity, Labor, and Ethnicity in Contemporary China – 225
Emily Honig

Index – 245

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