Title

Hegemony and workers' politics in China

Abstract

Workers' protests in the 1980s and 1990s, numerous and widely distributed though they may be, remain spasmodic, spontaneous and unco-ordinated. While the reasons are numerous, this article focuses on the role of workers' hegemonic acceptance of the core values of the market and the state. Data from interviews in Tianjin from 1995 to 1999 are used to explicate the existence of this hegemony. Several of its sources, some general, some specific to China, are then discussed. The findings are situated within recent scholarship on labour politics in China, and the prospects are discussed.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date

6-1-2002

Publication Title

China Quarterly

Department

Politics

Additional Department

East Asian Studies

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1017/S0009443902000190

Language

English

Format

text

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