Nellie Chu is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China.

Reconfiguring Supply Chains: Transregional Infrastructure and Informal Manufacturing in Southern China

In recent years, rising labour costs and unstable market conditions characteristic of China‚Äôs garment manufacturing sector in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region have prompted former migrant workers and small-scale entrepreneurs to move their wholesaling and informal manufacturing activities to interior provinces. Their entrepreneurial activities restructure global supply chains by using logistical and transport systems […]

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