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”

Book Talk: Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers

Online (Zoom webinar), January 28, 20219:00 AM – 10:30 AM This book talk focuses on the life and death struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers who produce our iPhones, Kindles, and Xboxes. Between the rash of employee suicides in 2010 and the outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019, my colleagues and I engagedContinue reading “Book Talk: Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers”

Behind the Scenes of a Tech Giant: Factories and Marginalized Voices of Workers

Dr Jenny Chan speaks on 2021 NYU Shanghai event series  22 April 2021 Dr Jenny Chan, “Behind the Scenes of a Tech Giant: Factories and Marginalized Voices of Workers.” Moderated by Dr Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (Associate Professor of International Education, New York University) and Ziyi Mo (Dean’s Fellow, Student Life), with support from Joyce TanContinue reading “Behind the Scenes of a Tech Giant: Factories and Marginalized Voices of Workers”

Electronics Watch: Protests and Precarity – Can public Procurement Drive Change? (Jenny Chan, Aneesh Manjunaath, Kristin Tallbo and Angus Warren)

Date : 26 February, 2021, 10.00-11.00 (Central European Time) Link of detail: https://electronicswatch.org/en/electronics-watch-webinars_2540998 Register here Brief: Worker protests over pay disputes at electronics suppliers in India and China at the end of last year briefly directed the  world’s attention to precarious work in electronics supply chains. In the case of Wistron in Bangalore, India, 90% of theContinue reading “Electronics Watch: Protests and Precarity – Can public Procurement Drive Change? (Jenny Chan, Aneesh Manjunaath, Kristin Tallbo and Angus Warren)”

Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Kevin Lin take a harrowing look into lives and struggles of a new generation of Chinese workers.

Date: 26 February 2021 Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 11:30 PM – Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 1:00 AM HKT Haymarket Books: Dying for an iPhone (Jenny Chan and Mark Selden, with Kevin Lin) Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dying-for-an-iphone-apple-foxconn-and-the-lives-of-chinas-workers-tickets-142105239597

“Dying for an iPhone,” DigiLabor Summer School, Moderated by Rafael Grohmann. Organized by Laboratório de Pesquisa DigiLabour, Unisinos (University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos), Brazil, DigiLabour Research Lab.

On Thursday 28 Jan 2021,(Hong Kong time 8:00 – 9:30PM) Here’s the link for live stream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tucwmqFXRzs