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Inclou el nom: Leslie T. Chang

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Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Ridgway, Colorado, USA
China
Cairo, Egypt
Educació
Harvard University
Professions
journalist
Relacions
Hessler, Peter (husband)

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This is a really intimate portrait of the young women working in Chinese factories. I was mesmerized by their stories and what they have to do to get ahead.
 
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jenmslc | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Interweaving her own fascinating family history and taking the Studs Terkel approach via interviews with the woman on the street, Chang tells the uplifting stories of migrant women: teens who grow into women and build the edifices of their futures upon the staid yet also constricting traditions of the villages they come from and the freeing yet also dangerous challenges of the cities they migrate to.
 
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quantum.alex | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Nov 18, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book. The stories of the young migrant women were fascinating. Strangely, you don't get much exposure in popualr media to their lives despite the hubbub of the last few decades of China's economic rise. The book goes to some brief lulls during Chang's interludes of her own family history but I gradually grew to appreciate it. The book was published around the mid 2000s and gave the impression of a rapidly changing China indeed. Off to Peter Hessler next!
 
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Harris023 | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Apr 23, 2023 |
Having read and loved all the Hessler books on China, I thought I would give this one (by his wife) a try. It is an excellent portrait of the factory cities of eastern China and the migrant villagers who work there. Interspersed is the story of Chang's own ancestors who left China decades ago. Some of the other reviews mentioned that the village girl stories jumped around too much to follow and the narrative is a bit fragmented in that regard, but never enough to interfere with the compelling story. Insightful.… (més)
 
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PattyLee | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Dec 14, 2021 |

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