Tag Archives: Labour

Sweating workers in Asia

A new article is available at the publisher’s website. “Working Overtime in East Asia: Convergence or Divergence?” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1144778) is authored by Ming-Chang Tsai, Michio Nitta, Sang-Wook Kim and Weidong Wang. The authors are, respectively, from: Research Center for Humanities … Continue reading

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Labour struggle in Vietnam and China

In her review article published at the JCA publisher’s website, Tu Phuong Nguyen reviews three recent books on labour politics in Vietnam and China: Angie Tran’s Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class and Law in Vietnam’s Labor Resistance; Jeffrey Becker’s … Continue reading

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Sky high protest in Korea

Yoonkyung Lee of the Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton has a new article posted at the JCA website. Sky Protest: New Forms of Labour Resistance in Neo-Liberal Korea (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1012647) examines the rise of “sky … Continue reading

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China’s capitalism

JCA co-editor Richard Westra has reviewed the Victor Nee and Sonja Opper authored Capitalism From Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1010560) published by Harvard University Press. Described as “path-breaking,” the book discusses the rise of Chinese capitalism … Continue reading

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Unions and deregulation in Japan

A new article entitled “The Struggle for Revitalisation by Japanese Labour Unions: Worker Organising after Labour-Market Deregulation,” has posted to the JCA website. It is authored by Hiroaki Richard Watanabe of the University of Sheffield. This article analyses the decline … Continue reading

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Work and labour in China

The journal Human Relations has some free articles that will be of interest to JCA readers. This is a Special Issue entitled “Changing work, labour and employment relations in China,” guest edited by Sarosh Kuruvilla and Eli Friedman. The articles … Continue reading

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Happy new year

A very happy new year to all our readers. As a way of celebrating 2015’s beginning, here are some free downloads at JCA: An Appreciation: Peter Limqueco Limited but Evolving: The Political Economy of Social Protections in Nepal The New … Continue reading

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Struggles over sugar

The latest article to be published online is by Patrick V. Oabel of the University of British Columbia in Canada. Entitled “Last of the Labour Aristocrats: Restructuring of the Philippine Sugar Industry and the Exportist Labour Market,” the paper offers … Continue reading

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Strikes in Vietnam

Kaxton Siu of the Australian National University and Anita Chan of the University of Technology, Sydney have a new paper at our website entitled “Strike Wave in Vietnam, 2006–2011.” Vietnam’s regime and domestic and international businesses have seen a remarkable … Continue reading

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