Jenny Chan

Assistant Professor of Sociology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Jenny Chan (Ph.D. 2014) is an Associate Professor of Sociology and China Studies in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a Member of the Sub-committee on “Community, Organization and Globalisation” Subjects (a Sub-committee of the Academic Planning and Regulations Committee), and a Management Committee Member of the China Research and Development Network, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Currently, Jenny is the Vice President of Communications of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labor Movements (2018-2022), an Advisory Board Member of the Global Labour Journal (2019-), an Editorial Board Member of Rural China: An International Journal of History and Social Science (2019-), and a Contributing Editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal (2015-). Her first book is Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers (co-authored with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai). She co-edited a 2019 special issue of Critical Sociology entitled, “Precarization and Labor Resistance” (with Chris Rhomberg and Manjusha Nair).

Mark Selden

Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program at Cornell University.

His work centers on the modern and contemporary geopolitics, political economy, history, and societies of China, Japan, Korea and the Asia-Pacific with particular attention to themes of war, peace, revolution, inequality, the environment, world social change and historical memory.

Since 2003 he has edited The Asia-Pacific Journal, a peer-reviewed on-line publication providing critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific and the world. The Journal explores the geopolitics, economics, history, society, culture, international relations and environment of the modern and contemporary Asia-Pacific region.

He lives in New York and can be contacted at

Pun Ngai

Honorary Professor of Sociology at The University of Hong Kong.

Pun Ngai received her PhD from University of London, SOAS in 1998. She is the winner of 2006 C. Wright Mills Award for her book, Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace (Duke University Press, 2005). Made in China is widely used as required reading in major universities in America, Europe and Asia.

She published extensively in the areas of sociology, anthropology, labor studies, China studies and cultural studies. Her articles appeared in ​Sociology, Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology of EducationCurrent Sociology, Global Labor Journal, WES(Work, Employment and Society), The China Quarterly, Modern China, The China Journal, positions, Cultural Anthropology, Dialectical Anthropology and ICS(Information, Communication and Society).

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