The new Chinese working class in struggle

Ngai PUN*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Today, if China is a dreamland for global capital looking for new forms of accumulation on an unimaginable pace and scale, I argue that a new working class comprising rural migrants and urban workers is being created, and they now form the new political subjects for potential resistance and shape the future of the labor movement in China, as well as placing a place to envision world labor internationalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-329
Number of pages11
JournalDialectical Anthropology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese working class
  • Collective action
  • Labor strike
  • Labor union


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