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Living on E-Commerce: The Politics and Ethics of E-Trading in a Chinese City

Qian, Linliang


Based on thirteen-month fieldwork in the city of Yiwu, an emergent e-commercial hub in Southeast China, this dissertation looks at the making of a neoliberal e-commerce economy and its political, economic, social, and cultural impacts on e-traders in the locality. Despite some state developmental endeavors, this new economy is largely fostered by grassroots market players and facilitated by large e-platform giants, such as the Alibaba Group. The expansion of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514294cdf38
Embargoed until: 2023-12-14
Access Rights: Restricted access


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