Jenny Chan. 2023. Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contracting and Migrant Workers in China’s Last-Mile Parcel Delivery (The Asia-Pacific Journal)

Jenny Chan. 2023. “Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contracting and Migrant Workers in China’s Last-Mile Parcel Delivery.” The Asia-Pacific Journal 21(2): 1-18. Abstract: This article analyzes labor informality in the Chinese platform economy. Drawing on participant observation at a parcel delivery station in Beijing, the author discusses how individual and family lives are impacted by the hectic world ofContinue reading “Jenny Chan. 2023. Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contracting and Migrant Workers in China’s Last-Mile Parcel Delivery (The Asia-Pacific Journal)”

Dorothy J. Solinger, with Jenny Chan. 2022. Poverty and Pacification: A Conversation with Dorothy J. Solinger (Made in China Journal)

Dorothy J. Solinger with Jenny Chan Made in China Journal Volume 7, Issue 2, Jul–Dec 2022, pp. 183–190   Link to full content : https://madeinchinajournal.com/2023/01/19/prometheus-in-china/ PDF below (full text for download)

Jenny Chan. 2022. “The Foxconn Suicide Express.” Pp. 625-34 in Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Christian Sorace. (New York: Verso Books).

Jenny Chan. 2022. “The Foxconn Suicide Express.” Pp. 625-34 in Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Christian Sorace. New York: Verso Books. Link to the Book: https://madeinchinajournal.com/2021/12/01/proletarian-china/ With a workforce of more than one million in mainland China alone, the Taiwanese Foxconn Technology Group is a major contractor for Apple andContinue reading “Jenny Chan. 2022. “The Foxconn Suicide Express.” Pp. 625-34 in Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Christian Sorace. (New York: Verso Books).”

Jenny Chan. 2021. Hunger for profit: how food delivery platforms manage couriers in China (Sociologias)

Jenny Chan. 2021.,  Sociologias 23(57): 58-82. Abstract How do food delivery platform firms, such as Meituan (operated by Tencent) and Ele.me (owned by Alibaba), manage couriers through service contracting rather than formal employment? How do couriers experience control and autonomy at work? Using observation and interviews, the author finds that a combination of data-driven surveillance systemsContinue reading “Jenny Chan. 2021. Hunger for profit: how food delivery platforms manage couriers in China (Sociologias)”

Jenny Chan. 2023. Review of Poverty and Pacification: The Chinese State Abandons the Old Working Class( by Dorothy J. Solinger). The China Journal 89(January):212-15.

The ChinaJournal 89 (January): 212-15. Jenny Chan. 2023. Review of Poverty and Pacification: The Chinese State Abandons the Old Working Class, by Dorothy J. Solinger (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022). The China Journal 89 (January), 212-215. DOI: 10.1086/722866 Link to full contant: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/722866

Rural China’s youth struggling in Foxconn iPhone factories, govt slow to act, says sociologist

Chinese workers struggling to assemble iPhones as consumers queue up to buy newest models, says Jenny Chan of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Institute of Chinese Studies webinar. PIA KRISHNANKUTTY 10 February, 2022 links to the Full Website: . https://theprint.in/world/rural-chinas-youth-struggling-in-foxconn-iphone-factories-govt-slow-to-act-says-sociologist/826881/

After the Foxconn Suicides in China: A Roundtable on Labor, the State and Civil Society in Global Electronics

Abstract We seek to tackle myriad problems of a global production system in which China is the world’s largest producer and exporter of consumer electronics products. Dying for an iPhone simultaneously addresses the challenges facing Chinese workers while locating them within the global economy through an assessment of the relationship between Foxconn (the largest electronics manufacturer) andContinue reading “After the Foxconn Suicides in China: A Roundtable on Labor, the State and Civil Society in Global Electronics”

State–labor relations and the emergence of grassroots workers’ organizations in China

By Jenny Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labour Movements This article is an excerpt from Jenny Chan’s chapter “Worker Organizing in China: Challenges and Opportunities”, in Robert Ovetz (editor), Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives , Pluto Press, 2021 June 20, 2021 — Links International Journal ofContinue reading “State–labor relations and the emergence of grassroots workers’ organizations in China”

Stagiaires : les 15 millions de forçats de l’industrie électronique chinoise

(Trainees: the 15 million convicts of the Chinese electronics industry) Article écrit par Jenny Chan et Brigitte Demeure. (Article written by Jenny Chan and Brigitte Demeure.) Link to the Article: https://www.greenit.fr/2021/03/16/stagiaires-les-15-millions-de-forcats-de-lindustrie-electronique-chinoise/ Âgée de 16 ans, CaoWang découvre en arrivant dans la zone de développement industriel de Sichuan (Chine)  que son « stage » consiste àContinue reading “Stagiaires : les 15 millions de forçats de l’industrie électronique chinoise”

Worker Organizing in China: Challenges and Opportunities

Jenny Chan. 2020. “Worker Organizing in China: Challenges and Opportunities.” Pp. 197-217 in Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives, edited by Robert Ovetz. London: Pluto Press. The URL of the edited book: https://www.plutobooks.com/9781786806451/workers-inquiry-and-global-class-struggle/