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Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Ching Kwan Lee


Yuk-ling, a busy Hong Kong mother of two, and Chi-ying, a young single woman from a remote village in northern China, work in electronics factories owned by the same foreign corporation, manufacturing identical electronic components. After a decade of job growth and increasing foreign investment in Hong Kong and south China, both women are also participating in the spectacular economic transformation that has come to be called the South China miracle. Yet, as this book demonstrates in its unique and fascinating study of women workers on either side of the Chinese–Hong Kong border, the working ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, China, Guangdong, factories, women workers, South China miracle, factory cultures, gender politics, localistic despotism, labor markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780520211254
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520211254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ching Kwan Lee, author