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China’s Environmental Challenges Second Edition JUDITH SHAPIRO American University China’s huge environmental challenges are significant for us all. They affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet. In the second edition of this acclaimed, trailblazing book, noted China specialist and environmentalist Judith Shapiro investigates China’s struggle to achieve sustainable development against a backdrop of acute rural poverty and soaring middle class consumption. China and the planet are at a pivotal moment; transformation to a more sustainable development model is still possible. But – as Shapiro persuasively argues – doing so will require humility, creativity, and a rejection of business as usual. The window of opportunity will not be open much longer. SERIES: China Today 229 x 152mm / 256 pages / 2016 HB / 978-0-7456-9863-2 / £55.00 / $69.95 / €73.90 PB / 978-0-7456-9864-9 / £15.99 / $22.95 / €21.90 ebook available

Migrant Labour in China Post-Socialist Transformation PUN NGAI Hong Kong Polytechnic University ‘This book lucidly exposes the underside of the Chinese economic miracle, revealing the plight of the migrant laborers who are part of the world’s largest working class. Drawing on rich ethnographic data as well as careful political and economic analysis, Pun Ngai examines the conditions these workers face daily both on the job and in the dormitories. She also documents their recent radicalization and militancy, suggesting that, in China at least, working-class struggle is alive and well, contrary to popular belief. An authoritative overview that will be useful for students and general readers alike.’ Ruth Milkman, City University of New York Who are China’s workers who keep the world’s factory running, and how is the labor process changing under economic reform? Pun Ngai, a leading expert in factory labor in China, charts the rise of China as a “world workshop” and the emergence of a new labor force in the context of the post-socialist transformations of the last three decades. SERIES: China Today 210 x 148mm / 216 pages / 2016 HB/ 978-0-7456-7174-1 / £50.00 / $64.95 / €67.90 PB / 978-0-7456-7175-8 / £15.99 / $22.95 / €21.90 ebook available

Youth Cultures in China JEROEN DE KLOET & ANTHONY FUNG University of Amsterdam; Chinese University of Hong Kong This fascinating and informative book explores the lives of Chinese youth and examines their experiences, the ways in which they are represented in the media, and their interactions with old and, especially, new media. The authors describe and analyse complex entanglements with family, school, workplace and the state, engaging with the multiplicity of Chinese youth cultures. Their case studies include, among others, the differences between migrant workers who move to Shenzhen to work in a factory and their affluent urban peers, and the romantic fantasies articulated by pop idols in TV dramas in contrast with young students working hard for their entrance exams and dream careers. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of youth culture, the sociology of youth and China studies more broadly. SERIES: China Today 210 x 148mm / 200 pages / 2016 HB / 978-0-7456-7917-4 / £50.00 / $64.95 / €67.90 PB / 978-0-7456-7918-1 / £15.99 / $22.95 / €21.90 ebook available

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