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
$18.50

Contents

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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