Scattered Sand
The Story of China's Rural Migrants

Pai, Hsiao-Hung
Date Written:  2012-08-21
Publisher:  Verso Books
Year Published:  2012
Pages:  316pp   ISBN:  978-1844678860
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX14598

Each year, 200 million workers from China’s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China’s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce — “scattered sand,” in Chinese parlance — and the most marginalized and impoverished group of workers in the country.

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