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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2022. “The Foxconn Suicide Express.” Pp. 625-34 in Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Christian Sorace. New York: Verso Books.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan’s book review on Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison and Kwang-Yeong Shin, Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2022.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny
Jenny Chan, with Robert Ovetz and Ivan Franceschini. 2021. “Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: A Conversation.” Pp. 524-38 in Made in China Journal: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights 6(3) (Sept – Dec): 170-77.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Wu Peiyue for Sixth Tone, 9 March, 2022 “China Needs Factory Workers, Not Drivers: NPC Delegate”
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Chan, J. (2020, March 6). “A Hong Kong, les syndicats relancent la resistance” [In Hong Kong, Unions are Relaunching Resistance]. Interview by A. S. Labadie. Le Temps. (Interviewed in English; translated in French)
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H.B., Yan, H., & Siyuan, X. (2020). Rural revitalization, scholars, and the dynamics of the collective future in China. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 48(4), 853-874.



Dr. WU Qiaobing Wu, Q., Ungar, M., Emond, A., Foster, K., Gatt, J. M., Mason-Jones, A., Reid, S., Theron, L., Wouldes, T., & Hadfield, K. (2020). Challenges of developing and conducting an international study of resilience in migrant adolescents. International Social Work, 63(2), 232-237.



Dr. WU Qiaobing Wu, Q., & Ma, G. (2020). Cultural capital in migration: Academic achievements of Chinese migrant children in urban public schools. Children and Youth Services Review, 116, 105196 (1- 7).



Dr. WU Qiaobing Wu, Q., Alexander, R., Emond, A., Foster, K., Hadfield, K., Mason-Jones, A., Reid, S., Theron, L., Ungar, M., Wouldes, T. A., & Gatt, J. M. (2020). Trauma, resilience, and mental health in migrant and non-migrant youth: An international cross-sectional study across six countries. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, Article 997(1-15).



Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H. B., & Qi, H. D. (2019). Older people and placemaking in post-disaster community rebuilding: An interdisciplinary action research in Sichuan, China. Action Research, 18(1), 48- 68.



Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H. B., & Ho, D. K. (2020). The predicament of social work development and the emergence of social work action/practice research in China. Action Research, 18(1), 7-18.



Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H. B., Glenzer, K., Apgar, M., Embury, D. C., Friedman, V., Kjellström, S., Larrea, M., Childers-McKee, C., Hsia, H., Ortiz, A., Gray, P., Parenti, M., Traeger, J., Warwick, R., Devicha, S., & Bradbury, H. (2020). Action research journal’s seven quality choicepoints for action oriented research for transformations. Action Research, 18(1), 3-6.
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H. B. (2020). The achievement and predicament of 30-year social work development in Chinese mainland. China Journal of Social Work, 13(1), 1-5.
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, B. H., Yuen-Tsang, A. W., Wang, S., Khinduka, S., Zou, L., Deng, S., Gao, J., Huang, J., Sherraden, M., Morrow-Howell, N., & Sherraden, M. (2020). Re-emergence of social work in modern China: A perspective by Chinese and U.S. partners. China Journal of Social Work, 13(1), 40-54.



Dr. KOO Ching Hua Anita Koo, C. H., Hui, B. P., & Pun, N. (2020). Gender ideologies of youth in post-socialist China: Their gender-role attitudes, antecedents, and socio-psychological impacts. Chinese Sociological Review, 52(5), 487-514.



Dr. KOO Ching Hua Anita Koo, C. H. (2019). Gendering the New Generation of Chinese Workers in Vocational Schools. WES International Symposium, Hong Kong.
 
Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Kan, K., Audin, J., Zhan, Y., & Chen, X. (2020). Whither Rural Collectives: Village Communities and Economies Under Rapid Urbanization in China. AAS-in-Asia 2020, Kobe, Japan.
 
Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Kan, K. (2020). The social politics of dispossession: Informal institutions and land expropriation in China. Urban Studies, 57(16), 3331-3346.



Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Kan, K. (2020). A New Lease on Life? Rural Cooperation and the Collective Economy in a Chinese Village. AAS-in-Asia 2020, Kobe, Japan.
 
Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Kan, K. (2020). Building SoHo in Shenzhen: The territorial politics of gentrification and state making in China. Geoforum, 111, 1-10.
Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Kan, C. Y., & Chen, X. (2019). From social exclusion to inclusive development: Community governance in a Chinese urban village. Inclusive Community Development and Governance Conference cum Social Work Practice Research Seminar, Kunming, China.
 
Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Kan, C. Y. (2019). Remaking collective land ownership: Property rights reform and social relations in a Chinese village. Modernizing rural China workshop, Development and International Relations Research Group, Freiburg, Germany.
 
Prof. CHEN Juan Chen, J., Yue, C., Ren, L., & Yan, J. (2020). Determinants of urban identity in urbanizing China: Findings from a survey experiment. Chinese Sociological Review, 52(3), 295-318.



Prof. CHEN Juan Chen, J., Ritakallio, V., Leng, X., & Xie, S. (2020). Welfare migration or migrant selection? Social insurance participation and rural migrants’ intentions to seek permanent urban settlement in China. Urban Studies, 58(10), 1983-2003.


Prof. CHEN Juan Chen, J., Li, Z., Liu, C., Wu, X., & Bai, X. (2020). Socioeconomic inequalities in mental distress and life satisfaction among older Chinese men and women: The role of family functioning. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(4), 1270-1281.


Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H. B. (Ed.) (2020). Special Issue: Social Work Action/Practice Research in Greater China for Action Research. SAGE, London.



Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, H. B., Qi, H. D., & Zhang, H. Q. (2019). Rural Social Work in China. In E.J. Mullen (Ed.),
Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. Oxford University Press, New York.

Dr. KU Hok Bun  Ku, H. B., Poon, M. K., & Tang, D. T. (Eds.). (2019). Special Issue: Sexuality and Social Work in Chinese Contexts. Rouledge, London.
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Dr. KU Hok Bun Hasdell, P., Ku, H. B., & Kuo, J. Y. (2019). Miaoxia: a socio-material approach towards rural sustainability. In K. Siu & Y. Wong (Eds.), Practice and progress in social design and sustainability (pp. 1-28). IGI Global.



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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny  Chan, J. (2020). Labor Practices in Apple’s Supply Chains in China. In T. Dundon & A. Wilkinson, Case studies in work, employment and human resource management (pp. 266-271). Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.



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Edward Elgar Publishing



Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan joined the University of North Carolina (UNC)’s book launch event (18 Jan 2022) as a respondent to raise question about the book by Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison & Kwong Yeong Shin ‘Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia’ , how it fits into the current state of social science, and why this is important for Asia Studies more broadly.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Translation of Dr Jenny Chan’s co-authored book Dying for an iPhone in Korean (2021)

Jenny Chan’s co-authored book Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers (London: Pluto Press & Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2020) was translated into Korean (Seoul: Narumbooks, 2021). www.dyingforaniphone.com



My book-length research draws on ethnography combined with the analysis of documentary sources. Dying for an iPhone grew out of my doctoral dissertation and subsequent years of fieldwork in coastal and inland provinces across China.

Dying for an iPhone
(Chan, Selden and Pun 2020) has been favorably reviewed by:

*Joe Buckley, British Journal of Industrial Relations (Dec 2020, Vol. 58, Issue 4)
*Nelson Lichtenstein, New Labor Forum (Jan 2021, Vol. 30, No. 1)
*Nicki Lisa Cole, New Politics (Winter 2021, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Whole Number 70)
*Dan Vesalainen Hirslund, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies (Mar 2021, Vol. 39, No. 1)
*Fuk Ying Tse, ILR Review (Mar 2021, Vol. 74, Issue 2)
*Danisha Kazi, Journal of Labor and Society (Apr 2021, Vol. 24, Issue 1)
*Anand Parappadi Krishnan, Economic & Political Weekly (5 Jun 2021, Vol. 56, Issue 23)
*Manfred Elfstrom, The China Journal (Jul 2021, Vol. 86)
*Charlie Smith, Work, Employment and Society (First published 23 Jul 2021)
*Chris Tilly, Humanity & Society (Aug 2021, Vol. 45, Issue 3)
*Ralph Litzinger, The Journal of Asian Studies (Aug 2021, Vol. 80, Issue 3)
*Daniel Fuchs, The China Quarterly (Sep 2021, Vol. 247)
*Hui Xu, New Technology, Work and Employment (First published 20 Oct 2021)
*Zhou Yang, Global Media and Communication (Dec 2021, Vol. 17, Issue 3)
*Josh Young, Labor Studies Journal (Dec 2021, Vol. 46, Issue 4)

About Jenny Chan (Cert. Oxford; BSSc CUHK; MPhil HKU; PhD London)
I am teaching in Hong Kong (2016-present) and was a faculty member in sociology and contemporary China studies at the University of Oxford (2014-2016). I serve as an elected vice president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labour Movements (2018-present). My research focuses on rural-to-urban migration, capitalist transitions and changing state-society relations of China’s post-socialist transformation of the past four decades through the lens of globalization. This body of scholarship offers insights into the processes of industrialization and digitalization and explains the challenges and possibilities of working-class organization. My major projects have been funded by the Early Career Scheme of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2018-2021), the Junior Research Fellowship of the University of Oxford’s Kellogg College (2015-2018), and the John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund (2015-2016), among others. I am currently examining the impact of Chinese development strategies on the labor of logistics.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Kathleen Magramo, Gigi Choy and Christy Leung for South China Morning Post, 19 November, 2021
“Foodpanda Hong Kong and couriers reach deal on pay packages, ending labour dispute that sparked weekend strike”

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Mark Andrews for CKGSB Knowledge, “Special Delivery: Chinese Logistics Companies are Beefing Up Efforts to Apply Unmanned Technology to Logistics and Delivery Activities”, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, August 2021, 27-40


Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan’s review of Benjamin Selwyn’s The Struggle for Development (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017), in Global Labour Journal 12(3) (September): 338-40.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Mimi Lau (and Jack Lau) for the South China Morning Post, in “Fang Ran: The Haunting Case of the Hong Kong Labour Rights Researcher Held in China,” 11 Sep 2021.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Masha Borak for the South China Morning Post, in “Can China’s Drive to Protect Gig Economy Workers Work by Pressing Big Tech to Give More?,” 14 Sep 2021.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan is interviewed by the Financial Times 2021. Interviewed by Edward White for the Financial Times, in “Alibaba Vows to Give Rmb100bn Towards China’s ‘Common Prosperity’”, 2 Sep.


Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Waiyee Yip for BBC News, in "China steps in to regulate brutal '996' work culture" 2 Sep 2021


Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2021. “Hunger for Profit: How Food Delivery Platforms Manage Couriers in China.” Sociologias 23(57): 58-82.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Chan, J., Distelhorst, G., Kessler, D., Lee, J., Martin-Ortega, O., Pawlicki, P., Selden, M., & Selwyn, B. (2021). After the Foxconn Suicides in China: A Roundtable on Labor, the State and Civil Society in Global Electronics. Critical Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/08969205211013442

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Steven Crook for Taipei Times, in “Counting the Human Cost of Affordable Electronics,” 2 June 2021.


Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Steven Crook for Taiwan Business TOPICS (The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan), in “Raising the Bar for Taiwan’s Supply Chains,” 12 May.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Demeure, B. & Chan, J. (2021). Stagiaires : les 15 millions de forçats de l’industrie électronique chinoise. Greenit.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny  Academic Reviews of "Dying for an iPhone : Apple, Foxconn, and the lives of China's workers" (Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai, 2020)
Nelson Lichtenstein, New Labor Forum, 2021

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Nicki Lisa Cole, New Politics, 2021

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Joe Buckley, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2020

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ching Kwan Lee, & Ming Sing. (2019). Take Back Our Future. Cornell University Press.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny An Interview with Jenny Chan by Mark Levinson for Dissent (Spring 2021)
"Dreams and Defiance in Foxconn City"
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Federico Bona for Wired, in “Il Robot Disoccupato” [The Robot Unemployed].
Number 94, Autumn (October – December) 2020. Pp. 50-51 (Il vero volto della Cina / The true face of China).


Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Faculti online, 1 February, 2021
“Apple, Foxconn, and The Lives of China's Workers”

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Sue-Lin Wong for The Economist, 27 January 2021 (for the 30 January Edition).
“Precariat Unite! The Gig Economy Challenges China’s State-Run Labour Unions”

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny  Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Sha Hua for The Wall Street Journal, 17 January, 2021
“In China, Tech-Worker Deaths Spark Online Backlash”

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny  Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Yuan Yang and Ryan McMorrow for Financial Times, 12 January, 2021
“Alibaba driver sets fire to himself in protest over unpaid wages”

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Dr Jenny Chan. Book review on Minhua Ling, The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Age on Shanghai's Edge, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2019. 288 pp

First Published by Cambridge University Press on December 16, 2020 :
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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Interviewed with Dr Jenny Chan by Ji Siqi for The South China Morning Post, 21 November, 2020
“China’s Frustrated Millennials Turn to Memes to Rail against Grim Economic Prospects”

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2020. “Employee Voice in China.” Pp. 524-38 in Handbook of Research on Employee Voice: Participation and Involvement in the Workplace, edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon, and Richard B. Freeman. 2nd Edition. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2020. “Worker Organizing in China: Challenges and Opportunities.” Pp. 197-217 in Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives, edited by Robert Ovetz. London: Pluto Press.

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. Book Review on Joel Andreas, Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2019; 312 pp.


First Published December 4, 2020
https://doi.org/10.1177/0268580920957940

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2020. “Foxconn’s Rise and Labor’s Fall in Global China.” American Affairs (Winter), Volume IV, Number 4: 103-18.

American Affairs
(Nov 2020): https://americanaffairsjournal.org/

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Nov 2020): http://ira.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/10397/88559

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2020. “Introduction” to Josh Dzieza (The Verge)’s “The 8th Wonder of the World: Inside Foxconn’s Empty Buildings, Empty Factories and Empty Promises in Wisconsin.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Volume 18, Issue 21, Number 4 (Article ID 5507), 1 November.

The Journal is openly accessible. No pay wall.

URL: https://apjjf.org/2020/21/DziezaChanSelden.html


Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun and Kan, Karita. (2020). Social work and sustainable rural development: The practice of social economy in China. International Journal of Social Welfare, 2020: 29: 346-355
Dr. KAN Ching Yeung Karita Ku, Hok Bun and Kan, Karita. (2020). Social work and sustainable rural development: The practice of social economy in China. International Journal of Social Welfare, 2020: 29: 346-355
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewd by Rhonda Kwan, Hong Kong Free Press“Dying for an iPhone”: The human cost of Apple’s high-speed production demands’ (29 Aug 2020)
Dr. KU Hok Bun A paper collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Yan Hairong, Chen Yiyuan & Ku Hok Bun. "China's soybean crisis: the logic of modernization and its discontents" [2015]

https://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=US201600226906

Yan Hairong, Chen Yiyuan & Ku Hok Bun. "China's soybean crisis: the logic of modernization and its discontents" The Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 43, Issue 2, P.373-395, 2016

Abstract
Lester Brown sounded an alarm in 1995: who will feed China? Against this backdrop, this contribution examines China's dramatic turn from having been a soybean net exporter, up until the mid-1990s, to being the biggest importer of genetically modified (GM) soybeans, since 2000. With China's growing soybean imports, domestic soybean production has experienced a drastic fall, creating an outcry about a ‘soybean crisis’ in China. This paper examines competing interpretations about China's soybean imports and how a wide arrange of heated debates and critical reflections have emerged about China's position in globalization, the role of the state in food security, the safety of GM foods, consumer rights, what constitutes scientific authority, and the power of transnational corporations. In these debates, Chinese critics have very different views about the US and South America, where significant GM soybeans are produced for export to China.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai. 2020. Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China's Workers. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books; and, London, UK: Pluto Press.



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The Wire China
The book, Dying for an iPhone, is shortlisted by The Wire China in its September 2020 issue (20 September 2020):
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Pluto Press (June 2020)
Paperback ISBN: 9780745341293
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745341286
eBook ISBN: 9781786806277

Haymarket Books (August 2020)
Paperback ISBN: 9781642591248
Hardcover ISBN: 9781642592252
eBook ISBN: 9781642592047
 

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan Interviewed by Julie Zaugg for Swissquote, in “COVID-19: a stimulus to the digital economy,” 24 April 2020. (By Bertrand Beauté and Julie Zaugg)
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2020. “A Precarious Worker-Student Alliance in Xi’s China.” The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China 20(1): 165-90.

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. “Look into the Future with Hope: Hong Kong and China.” (홍콩과 중국인들의 희망을 들여다보다). Translated in Korean by Park Yeha. Pp. 96-97 in VOSTOK, Hong Kong: Now or Never, Issue 19 (January 2020).
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Saif Malhem for ABB Canada, in collaboration with The Montreal AL Ethics Institute, in “Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Industrial Employment of The Future,” 29 August 2019.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan, featured in netzpolitik.org, “Bits und Bäume: Die Arbeitsbedingungen des Apple-Lieferanten Foxconn in China” (Bits and Trees: The Working Conditions of Apple’s Supplier Foxconn in China), 26 August 2019.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2019. “Biss in Den Sauren Apfel: Zu den Arbeitsbedingungen vom Apple-Lieferanten Foxconn in China.” [Bite in the Sour Apple: The Working Conditions of Apple Supplier Foxconn in China] Pp. 19-22 in Was Bits & Bäume verbindet: Digitalisierung nachhaltig gestalten [What Connects Bits & Trees: Making Digitization Sustainable], edited by Anja Höfner and Vivian Frick. Technical University’s Center for Technology and Society. Munich: Oekom verlag (Translated from English into German).
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2019. “Labor Legislation, Workers, and the Chinese State.” Pp. 105-18 in Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China, edited by Teresa Wright. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan, Manjusha Nair and Chris Rhomberg. 2019. “Precarization and Labor Resistance: Canada, the United States, India and China.” Critical Sociology 45(4-5): 469-83.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2019. “State and Labor in China, 1978-2018.” Journal of Labor and Society 22(2): 461-75.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “State and Labor in China, 1978-2018.” Journal of Labor and Society 22(2): 461-75.

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan Interview by Mark Andrews for CKGSB Knowledge, in “Hungry for Profits: Ordering Takeout has Revolutionized China’s Dining Scene, but What is the Real Price of Food Deliveries and Can it Last?” Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Vol. 33, Spring 2019.
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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan SCMP article - While China's tech sector discusses 996 work culture, spare a thought for the masses of 'dispatch workers' 30 April 2019
Jenny Chan SCMP article (30 April 2019) -  While China's tech sector discusses 996 work culture, spare a thought for the masses of 'dispatch workers'

https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/3008120/while-chinas-tech-sector-discusses-996-work-culture-spare



Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny (The Spanish edition) Yang, Jenny Chan and Xu Lizhi. 2019. La máquina es tu amo y señor (The Machine is Your Lord and Master). Translated in Spanish by Li Fei and Zhang Xiaoqio. Barcelona: Virus Editorial. 128 pages. ISBN: 978-84-92559-90-9.
The Spanish edition: 

Yang, Jenny Chan and Xu Lizhi. 2019. La máquina es tu amo y señor (The Machine is Your Lord and Master). Translated in Spanish by Li Fei and Zhang Xiaoqio. Barcelona: Virus Editorial. 128 pages. ISBN: 978-84-92559-90-9.

Virus Editorial: http://www.viruseditorial.net/libreria/libros/493/la-maquina-es-tu-amo-y-senor
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny (The French edition) Yang, Jenny Chan and Xu Lizhi. 2015. La machine est ton seigneur et ton maître (The Machine is Your Lord and Master). Translated in French by Celia Izoard. Éditions Agone. x, 128 pages. ISBN: 978-2-7489-0238-9.
The French edition:

Yang, Jenny Chan and Xu Lizhi. 2015. La machine est ton seigneur et ton maître (The Machine is Your Lord and Master). Translated in French by Celia Izoard. Éditions Agone. x, 128 pages. ISBN: 978-2-7489-0238-9.

Agone: https://agone.org/centmillesignes/lamachineesttonseigneurettonmaitre/
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Daniel Denvir for The Dig (a podcast from Jacobin magazine), in “Chinese Class Conflict with Jenny Chan,” 10 April 2019 (total run time: 01:56:59).
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Yuan Yang for The Financial Times, in “China’s JD.com Says It Will Fire Staff Who ‘Cannot Struggle Hard,’” 8 April 2019
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2019. “Challenges of Dispatch Work in China.” AsiaGlobal Online, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong, 21 March.2019.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2019. “Researching Unfree Student Labour in Apple’s Supply Chain.” Pp. 130-47 in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances, edited by Genevieve LaBaron. Proceedings of the British Academy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Cissy Zhou for The South China Morning Post, in “Man vs machine: China’s workforce starting to feel the strain from threat of robotic automation,” 14 February 2019.


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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Grace Tsoi for The South China Morning Post, in “Inkstone Index: China’s Migrant Workers,” 11 February 2019.
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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Chan, Jenny. 2019. “Jasic Workers Fight for Union Rights.” New Politics (An Independent Socialist Journal), Vol. XVII No. 2, Whole Number 66, Winter, 84-89.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Javier C. Hernández for The New York Times, in “China Using Taped Confessions to Intimidate Young Communists, Students Say,” 21 January 2019.
Dr Jenny Chan interviewed by Javier C. Hernández for The New York Times, in “China Using Taped Confessions to Intimidate Young Communists, Students Say,” 21 January 2019.

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan contributions to a Korean News website, Pressian.com (in Korean) "Jasic workers Fight for Union Rights in China," (translated by Sung and coordinated by Kap) 14 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Jan, 18 Jan 2019.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2019. “Suicide or Murder? Apple, Foxconn, and China’s Workers.” Pp. 151-71 in Sociology and Social Justice, edited by Margaret Abraham. SSIS Series SAGE Studies in International Sociology 65. London: SAGE.
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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Daniel Suen for AFP, in “Too Marxist for China? Radical Students Rattle Communist Leaders,” 23 November 2018.

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Jenny Chan interviewed by Daniel Suen for AFP, in “Too Marxist for China? Radical Students Rattle Communist Leaders,” 23 November 2018.

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5. Too Marxist for China Radical students rattle Communist leaders AFP
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed byTom Hancock, Yuan Yang, and Nian Liu for The Financial Times, in “Illegal Student Labour Fuels JD.com ‘Singles Day’ Sale,” 21 November 2018.
The interview: 
Interviewed by Tom Hancock, Yuan Yang, and Nian Liu for The Financial Times, in “Illegal Student Labour Fuels JD.com ‘Singles Day’ Sale,” 21 November 2018.

English version: Illegal student labour FT 21nov2018

Chinesse version: 京东“双十一”期间非法使用学生加班 FT中文网 21Nov2018
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan interviewed by Ben Bland and Nicolle Liu for The Financial Times, in “China Factories Use Childcare Offer to Lure Migrant Workers,” 11 September 2018.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan Interviewed by Michelle Chen for The Nation, in “China’s Workers Aren’t Fighting a Trade War—They’re Fighting a Labor War,” 4 September 2018.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan Contribution to HKFP, Shenzhen Jasic Technology: the birth of a worker-student coalition in China? 1 Sep 2018


Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan Interviewed by James Lord for CKGSB Knowledge, in “Is China Pumping the Brakes on its Transition to a Services-Based Economy?,” 13 August 2018 (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business).


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Interviewed by James Lord for CKGSB Knowledge, in “Is China Pumping the Brakes on its Transition to a Services-Based Economy?,” 13 August 2018 (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business).

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2018. “Economic Growth and Labor Security.” Pp. 166-88 in The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China, 2 Volume Set, edited by Weiping Wu and Mark Frazier. London: SAGE.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2018. “The Collective Resistance of China’s Industrial Workers.” Pp. 107-25 in Global Perspectives on Workers’ and Labour Organisations, edited by Maurizio Atzeni and Immanuel Ness. Singapore: Springer.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2018. “#iSlaveat10.” Pp. 102-5 in Gilded Age: A Year of Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights—Made in China Yearbook 2017, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere. Canberra, Australia: The Australian National University.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2018. “Class Inequalities and Social Struggles in China.” Global Dialogue: Magazine of the International Sociological Association, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 48-49. April.

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Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2018. “Assessing Working-Class Power in Postsocialist China.” Pp. 164-83 in On the Road to Global Labor History: A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden, edited by Karl Heinz Roth. Leiden, the Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2017. “Apple and Foxconn in the Trump Era.” Pp. 118-22 in “China’s Goal: Hegemony or Global Partnership?” China’s World, Vol. 2, Issue 2, November. London: Huawen Institute. http://www.chinasworld.co.uk/ 
Dr. KU Hok Bun Dominelli, Lena & Ku, Hok Bun (2017) “Green social work and its implications for social development in China,” China Journal of Social Work, Vol. 10, 1, 3-22.
 
Dr. KU Hok Bun Glenzer , K., Aragón , A. O., Kassam , K. S., & Ku, Hok Bun (2017) Special Issue: Development, Aid, and Social Transformation. Action Research Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.1-128.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2017. “When the Foxbots Muscle In.” November. New Internationalist (UK), pp. 22-23.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2017. “#iSlaveat10.” Made in China: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights. Volume 2, Issue 3, Chinese Labour in a Global Perspective, July-September, pp. 20-23.
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Ngai Pun. 2017. “‘Growth, Thy Name is Suffering’: The Workers of the Workshop of the World.” World Factory: The Game, edited by Zoë Svendsen and Simon Daw. London: Nick Hern Books.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2017. Review of Jack Linchuan Qiu’s Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition, Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016, vii+ 230 pp, ISBN 978-0-252-08212-2, doi:10.1017/S0305741017000728, The China Quarterly, 230, June, pp. 533-35.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2017. “The Apple Way to Make Products.” Pp. 87-91 in “Globalisation—The Downside?”, China’s World, Vol. 2, Issue 1, April. London: Huawen Institute (華聞學院).
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2017. “Intern Labor in China.” Rural China: An International Journal of History and Social Science 14: 82-100.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2017. “The Labour Politics of China’s Rural Migrant Workers.” Globalizations 14(2): 259-71.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun, Yuan Shen, Yuhua Guo, Huilin Lu, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2016. “Apple, Foxconn, and Chinese Workers’ Struggles from a Global Labor Perspective.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 17(2): 166-85.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden. 2015. “Interns or Workers? China’s Student Labor Regime.” Asian Studies (Official Journal of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong) 1(1): 69-98.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Chris Smith and Jenny Chan. 2015. “Working for Two Bosses: Student Interns as Constrained Labour in China.” Human Relations 68(2): 305-26.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Yang, Jenny Chan and Xu Lizhi. 2015. La machine est ton seigneur et ton maître (The Machine is Your Lord and Your Master). Translated in French by Celia Izoard. Cent mille signes. Éditions Agone. x, 110 pages. ISBN: 978-2-7489-0238-9
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2015. Morire per un iPhone (Dying for an iPhone). Translated in Italian by Ferruccio Gambino and Giorgio Grappi; edited by Ferruccio Gambino and Devi Sacchetto. Milan: Jaca Books. 269 pages. ISBN: 978-88-16-41246-
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun, Yuan Shen, Yuhua Guo, Huilin Lu, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. “Worker-Intellectual Unity: Trans-Border Sociological Intervention in Foxconn.” Current Sociology 62(2): 209-22.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. “China’s Rural Migrant Workers, the State, and Labor Politics.” Critical Asian Studies 46(4): 599-620.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. Morir por un iPhone (Dying for an iPhone). Translated in Spanish by Florencia Olivera; edited by Andrés Ruggeri. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Continente S.R.L. 220 pages. ISBN: 978-950-754-501-6
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2013. “A Suicide Survivor: The Life of a Chinese Worker.” New Technology, Work and Employment 28(2): 84-99.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden. 2013. “The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China’s New Working Class.” New Technology, Work and Employment 28(2): 100-15.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun and Jenny Chan. 2013. “The Spatial Politics of Labor in China: Life, Labor, and a New Generation of Migrant Workers.” The South Atlantic Quarterly 112(1): 179-90.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun and Jenny Chan. 2012. “Global Capital, the State, and Chinese Workers: The Foxconn Experience.” Modern China 38(4): 383-410.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan and Ngai Pun. 2010. “Suicide as Protest for the New Generation of Chinese Migrant Workers.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 8, Iss. 37, No. 2.
 
Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Ngai Pun, Chris King-Chi Chan, and Jenny Chan. 2010. “The Role of the State, Labor Policy and Migrant Workers’ Struggles in Globalized China.” Global Labor Journal 1(1): 132-51.

Dr. CHAN Wai Ling Jenny Jenny Chan. 2009. “Meaningful Progress or Illusory Reform? Analyzing China’s Labor Contract Law.” New Labor Forum: A Journal of Ideas, Analysis and Debates 18(2): 43-51.

Dr. KU Hok Bun SHERRADEN, Michael, Zou, Li, Ku, Hok Bun, Deng, Suo & Wang, Sibin (2015) Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia. London: Routledge.
 
Dr. KU Hok Bun Pun, Ngai, Ku, Hok Bun, Yang, Hairong & Koo, Anita (2015) Social Economy in China and the World. London: Routledge
 
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun (2012) “Eco-tourism and the Practice of Alternative Social Economy”, Open Time, Vol.2. pp. 8-11.


Dr. KU Hok Bun Pun, Ngai & Ku, Hok Bun (2011) "China at the Crossroads: Social Economy as the new way of Development". China Journal of Social Work, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.197-201.


Dr. KU Hok Bun Sherraden, M., Zhou, L., Deng, S., Ku, Hok Bun (2013) Special Issue: Lifelong Assest Building. China Journal of Social Work, London: Routledge.
 
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun (2011) “Happiness being like a blooming flower’: an action research of rural social work in an ethnic minority community of Yunnan Province, PRC,” Action Research, (published online first 10 May 2011).

The effects of rural reform and China’s integration into the global capitalist market have increased the vulnerability of the rural poor to financial hardship, loss of cultural identity, and other deprivations. In response to this situation, we initiated a pilot action research project in 2005 in an ethnic minority community in the Yunnan province of China. It encouraged local women to form a handicraft group to preserve and develop indigenous cultural artefacts and crafts which are available for market consumption. It aims, through capacity building, enhance the women’s income, promote a new form of collectivism, protect the Zhuang ethnic minority traditional culture, and strengthen local cultural identity and confidence. This article first describes the dilemma of China’s rural development and introduces our theoretical perspective. Then it demonstrates how we invigorated the community participation and facilitated the rural social work step by step.
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun (2011) “Lo sviluppo delle competenze nel tirocinio come pratica educativa riflessiva: un esempio di educazione dell’assistente sociale in Cina” (Capacity Building in Practicum as Educational Reflective Practice: an Example of Social Work Education in China ). Educational Reflective Practices Journal. Summer, No.1, pp. 60-75. (in Italian)


Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun (2011) “Gendered suffering: married Miao women’s narratives on domestic violence in southwest China,” China Journal of Social Work. Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 23-39.

This paper is based on our oral testimonial projects in Guizhou province in Southwest China. Since 1999, we have employed oral testimony as one of the community development strategies and methods to study the life histories of Miao ethnic minority women in China's impoverished rural regions. By employing this method, we aim to empower the marginalized Miao women, and help them explore their hidden voices and learn about their life experiences, their views on their relationship with their husbands, families, communities, and other social forces that shape their livelihoods. Local women's narratives, especially those of married women, demonstrated their eagerness to talk about their lives as well as their suffering from family burdens, family discord, domestic violence, alcoholism, and other issues which were beyond our agenda. We finally found that suffering is the collective experience of married women, and domestic violence is a major source of women's suffering. This paper seeks to examine how the patriarchal system, rural poverty, and traditional cultural practices intertwine in shaping women's lives and contribute to women's suffering in everyday life.
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun, David Ip & Jacky Xiong Yue-gen (2009) ‘Special Issue: Disaster Relief and Social Work in China’ China Journal of Social Work, vol. 2, no. 3



Dr. KU Hok Bun Pei, Yu-xin, Zhang, He-qing & Ku, Hok Bun (2009) “Guangzhou social workers in Yingxiu: a case study of social work intervention in the aftermath of the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake in China” China Journal of Social Work. Vol. 2., Issue 3, p. 151-163.

The most devastating effects of the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake occurred in Yingxiu, where Guangzhou social workers were sent to deal with the aftermath. In this paper, we describe our experience working in the post-earthquake community and the theoretical approach we adopted to realize our objectives. We also outline the challenges and opportunities of the social work profession in the field of disaster management. We argue that social workers in China should adopt a holistic approach to disaster intervention and act as promoters of psychological well-being in the community, needs appraisers, capacity builders, and social resource mediators.
Dr. KU Hok Bun Ku, Hok Bun, Yuen-Tsang, Angelina W. K., Liu, H. C. (2009) “Triple Capacity Building as Critical Pedagogy A Rural Social Work Practicum in China” Journal of Transformative Education. Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 146-163.

This article contains our reflections on the experience of using a triple capacity building (TCB) model to train students in community development work in rural China. The TCB approach subscribes to critical pedagogy, which calls for a reinvention of the self by challenging the traditional model of education and by transforming institutionalized students into reflexive subjects with critical curiosity about society, power, inequality, and social change. By advocating equal participation in rural social work practices and by using the approach of dialogical education, the authors encouraged the participating students to embody this critical subjectivity.