Working China: Past, Present, and Future

Made in China Webinar Series


What lessons can we gather from the past incarnations of the labour movement in China? What is the predicament of labour activists in the increasingly authoritarian China of today? And what challenges lie ahead for Chinese workers? To answer these questions, the Made in China Journal is hosting a three-part webinar series on the past, present, and future of labour in China.

Labour Struggles and International Solidarity in China

21 March 2019 – 14:00-15:00 Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel


Over the past year the space for labour activism in China has shrunk considerably amidst an ongoing crackdown against workers, activists, and student groups. Join us for an open meeting at the AAS with concerned labour scholars to discuss the situation and potential ways to form international solidarity. 

All welcome!

Chinese Labourscapes: Transregional Perspectives on Work and Rights

Made in China Summer School 2018 – Florence 9–13 July


The second Made in China Summer School was held in the CISL Study Centre, situated in a Renaissance villa on the Fiesole Hill just north of Florence. The event brought together prominent scholars, students, trade unionists, and activists to discuss the transregional dynamics underpinning how Chinese labour operates both domestically and globally.

Labour and Rights in an Era of Global Precarity: Views from China

Made in China Summer School 2017 – Venice 17–21 July


The inaugural Made in China Summer School took place on San Servolo—a small island in the Venice Lagoon. The event provided a forum for prominent scholars and civil society actors to engage in a series of presentations and discussions on issues related to Chinese labour and precarious work in a global perspective.

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