China on Strike

by Hao Ren et al. (2015)

Deutsch | 中文


Hao Ren et al. are Chinese worker activists who have been documenting and analyzing the situation and struggles of factory workers in the Pearlriverdelta in South China over the past few years.

In 2011, Hao Ren et al. published a book with strike reports based on their interviews with migrant workers who had taken part in strikes since the early 2000s. The book shows the inner dynamic, the forms of organization, and the strike tactics employed. Hao Ren et al. circulated the book among workers and activists in South China in order to instigate a discussion on the experiences of struggle and on the self-empowerment of workers.

In 2014, the German translation of the book was published by Mandelbaum. You can read the preface and two reports in German on this website. An English version of the book was published by Haymarket Books in February 2016.

Read more written by Hao Ren et al. in the section Factory Stories.