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Eating Bitterness

Eating Bitterness

Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration

by Michelle Loyalka
Paperback
Publication Date: 26/07/2013
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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.
ISBN:
9780520280366
9780520280366
Category:
Migration
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
26-07-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of California Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
276
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x18mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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