Synopses & Reviews
In Shanghai, China's largest industrial center prior to 1949, cotton was king and the majority of mill workers were women. This book presents rich information on all aspects of the life of this group of urban workers.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The warp and weft of Shanghai history; 2. Inside the mills; 3. Origins of the workers; 4. making connections; 5. Contract labor; 6. The working day; 7. Working lives; 8. Visions of change; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.