Guest Lecture by Dr. Pun Ngai

Chinese Female Workers' Subject and New Practices of Community-based Organizing

The People's Republic of China manufactures products for the whole world and the spectacular growth of the Chinese economy is wellknown. Who produces the many products that we purchase in this part of the world? Whose economic development is it and what is the situation of workers in China?

  • A new working class is being made by the 150 million Chinese peasant-workers in industrial towns and cities
  • The new working class actors are reacting to neoliberalism, global capital and patriarchal culture
  • The new class of female migrant workers is imbued with gender, labour exploitation and class consciousness

Anthropologist Pun Ngai is Deputy Director of the joint Peking University and Hong Kong Polytechnical University, Social Research Centre and the author of Made in China. Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace.

The guest lecture will take place on 17 March 2009 at CSS from 14-16.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (CSS)
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Room 7.0.18.

Pun Ngai will also attend and speak at the research conference 'Gendering Climate and Sustainability' on 13-14 March 2009, organised by The Coordination for Gender Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Pun Ngai will also be visiting:

Lund: March 16, 15-17. Lund University, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, room Alpha 1010

Oslo: March 18, 14.15-16.00. Oslo University, Sem.rom 706, Niels Treschows hus, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36.

Trondheim: March 19, 12.15-14.00. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Dragvoll Campus Aud. D4