Camille Boullenois is a social scientist and China analyst. Her PhD thesis at the Australian National University focused on entrepreneurship and perceptions of social fairness in rural China. She now works as a consultant at Sinolytics, Berlin.

Labour Relations, Depersonalisation, and the Making of Class Identity in a Chinese Rural County

In rural China, a generation born and raised in shared conditions of poverty and farm labour has differentiated into bosses and workers as private enterprise re-emerged after the 1980s. In Xishan (a pseudonym), a rural county in inland China, at the border between Shandong and Henan, industrialisation was, at first, essentially driven by petty entrepreneurs […]

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