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The Resource Eating bitterness : stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration, Michelle Dammon Loyalka

Eating bitterness : stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration, Michelle Dammon Loyalka

Label
Eating bitterness : stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration
Title
Eating bitterness
Title remainder
stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Dammon Loyalka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China's urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country's staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants--including a vegetable vendor, an itinerant knife sharpener, a free-spirited recycler, and a cash-strapped mother--offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China's dramatic national transformation. At the heart of the book lies each person's ability to 'eat bitterness'--a term that roughly means to endure hardships, overcome difficulties, and forge ahead. These stories illustrate why China continues to advance, even as the rest of the world remains embroiled in financial turmoil. At the same time, Eating Bitterness demonstrates how dealing with the issues facing this class of people constitutes China's most pressing domestic challenge"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB2114.A3
LC item number
L73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Eating bitterness : stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration, Michelle Dammon Loyalka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The veggie vendors -- The impenetrable knife sharpener -- The teenage beauty queens -- The ever-floating floater -- The landless landlords -- The nowhere nanny -- The opportunity spotter -- The big boss
Control code
zmeld3 b3567096
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780520266506
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011036187
Other control number
7154696
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Eating bitterness : stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration, Michelle Dammon Loyalka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The veggie vendors -- The impenetrable knife sharpener -- The teenage beauty queens -- The ever-floating floater -- The landless landlords -- The nowhere nanny -- The opportunity spotter -- The big boss
Control code
zmeld3 b3567096
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780520266506
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011036187
Other control number
7154696
Other physical details
ill., map

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