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Access to work in Republican China : technology, patronage and industrial conflict

Fox, Josephine Jane


This thesis examines the relationship between industrial conflict and the organisation and technology of manufacturing industry in Republican China, between 1911 and 1937. It investigates the characteristics of industrial disputes and strikes in diverse industries in two economically contrasting cities, Suzhou and Tianjin. It argues that the introduction of modem manufacturing technology to China in the early twentieth century, because it made skill and experience irrelevant as criteria...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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