ISA World Congress 2023 (Melbourne, Australia)

RC44 Members Thanks to all who submitted potential sessions for the 2023 ISA Congress! The committee selected the following to move forward: If you would like to be considered for inclusion in one of these sessions (in-person or virtual), please submit your abstract via the confex portal ( If you have any questions about aContinue reading “ISA World Congress 2023 (Melbourne, Australia)”

Asian Platform Labour Conference 2022

Asian Platform Labour Conference 2022 Date: 18-19 Aug 2022 Conference website ( Department of Social Development, National Pingtung University, Taiwan Fairwork Foundation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London Keynote Speaker: Jack Qiu, National University of Singapore Speakers and Participants (to be updated): Tat Chor Au-Yueng, LingnanContinue reading “Asian Platform Labour Conference 2022”

International Labor Day 2022, Online public event: 2 May 2022 Monday

-이야기 손님 : 제니 챈, 반올림 활동가 -일시 : 2022년 5월 2일(월) 오후 7시 (한국 시각) -장소 : 줌 온라인(신청자에게 링크 발송)  -참가 신청 -문의 : 010-4165-6235 -Speaker : Jenny Chan and a SHARPS activist -Date & time : Monday, May 02, 2022 at 7:00 PM (Korea Standard Time) -Venue : Zoom Online (applicants will be sent a link)  -Registration -Contact Us : +82)10-4165-6235, —————————————————– 반도체노동자의 건강과 인권지킴이 ‘반올림’전화: 02-3496-5067Continue reading “International Labor Day 2022, Online public event: 2 May 2022 Monday”

Book talk by Professor Dorothy J. Solinger (University of California, Irvine), July 2022

Poverty and Pacification The Chinese State Abandons the Old Working Class By Professor DOROTHY J. SOLINGER Book Content: This groundbreaking book powerfully humanizes the little-known urban workers who have been left behind in China’s single-minded drive to modernize. Dorothy Solinger traces the origins of their plight to the mid-1990s, when the Chinese government found thatContinue reading “Book talk by Professor Dorothy J. Solinger (University of California, Irvine), July 2022”

Book talk of Dying for an iPhone in Korean

Dying for an iPhone accuses the working condition of the ‘Electronic Empire’ Foxconn factory that produces Apple products. There is a suicide incident of workers in a huge factory where around 1 million people work and the authors of the book are experiencing brutal working conditions by entering the factory. The translator of the book, regularContinue reading “Book talk of Dying for an iPhone in Korean”

Choice: Dying for an iPhone was included in a feature highlighting the top 75 community college titles, January 2022 (Social & Behavioral Sciences).

The best of all the titles appropriate for two-year colleges reviewed in the January 2022 issue of Choice. Weblink:

Book Talk. “Dying for an iPhone.” Presented by Dr. Jenny Chan. Moderated by Dr. Anand P.Krishnan.

zoom: The meeting room will be open from 2:30 PM IST onwards, with the webinar formally starting at 3:00 PM IST (that is, Hong Kong at 5:30PM).

Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contractors in China’s Last-Mile Delivery

Jenny Chan The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 1 June 2021 webinar  China’s e-commerce boom is fueled not only by Alibaba, JD, and Amazon but also by 4 million parcel express delivery workers. To make their deliveries in the shortest possible time, rather than navigating online, they devise their own routes and build social relations to facilitateContinue reading “Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contractors in China’s Last-Mile Delivery”