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作者 Loyalka, Michelle Dammon, 1972-
書名 Eating bitterness : stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration / Michelle Dammon Loyalka
出版項 Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012
國際標準書號 9780520266506 (hbk.)
9780520280366 (pbk.)
0520266501 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  HB2114.A3 L73 2012    在架上    30520020753233
 人文社會聯圖  HB2114.A3 L73 2012    在架上    30610020386330
說明 264 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-255) and index
The veggie vendors -- The impenetrable knife sharpener -- The teenage beauty queens -- The ever-floating floater -- The landless landlords -- The nowhere nanny -- The opportunity spotter -- The big boss
"Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China's urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country's staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants--including a vegetable vendor, an itinerant knife sharpener, a free-spirited recycler, and a cash-strapped mother--offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China's dramatic national transformation. At the heart of the book lies each person's ability to 'eat bitterness'--a term that roughly means to endure hardships, overcome difficulties, and forge ahead. These stories illustrate why China continues to advance, even as the rest of the world remains embroiled in financial turmoil. At the same time, Eating Bitterness demonstrates how dealing with the issues facing this class of people constitutes China's most pressing domestic challenge"--Publisher description.
主題 Rural-urban migration -- China -- History
Migration, Internal -- China -- History
China -- Social conditions -- 1976-2000
China -- Social conditions -- 2000-
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