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A Floating City Of Peasants

The Great Migration in Contemporary China



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A Floating City Of Peasants by Floris-Jan van Luyn
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The largest migration in history is taking place in China today, off the radar of the world's major media. Since the 1990s at least 120 million Chinese peasants have left the countryside for the big cities to work in factories, on construction sites, in catering and prostitution - typically without the most basic rights or protections. Here van Luyn relates the remarkable tales of migrant workers who have helped fuel the explosive growth of the People's Republic of China.

Author Biography

From 1995 to 2001, Floris-Jan van Luyn was the China correspondent for the Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad. He studied history and Chinese in Leiden, Taipei, and Beijing before becoming a journalist and a filmmaker. He lives in The Hague, Netherlands.
Release date Australia
March 28th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
The New Press
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