About the Author
Parry P. Leung is Associate Professor in the School of Sociology at the China University of Political Science and Law, China. He was the founder and chair of Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) during 2006 to 2013. SACOM is a Hong Kong-based anti-sweatshop organization which has been active in uncovering labor abuses in China.
Table of Contents1. Understanding Labor Activism in China 2. The Macro-Setting: The New Working Class Under the Chinese State Capitalism 3. The Micro-Setting: Strikes of Jewelry Workers in PRD 4. Organizing Mechanism of the Strikes 5. Leading Strikes in China: The Critical Role of the Labor Activists 6. The 'Citizen Strike': Sustaining the Organizing Core 7. Conclusion: The Way Towards An Organized Labor Movement