Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332307 Published March 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332314 Published March 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Accidental Capitalist: A People's Story of the New China

Behzad Yaghmaian

The Accidental Capitalist: A People's Story of the New China

Behzad Yaghmaian

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332307 Published March 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332314 Published March 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In the last three decades China has experienced the largest population movement in human history. Millions have left behind homes to find work and new opportunities in the emerging mega-cities.

Through months of sustained interpersonal contact with migrant workers and factory owners, Behzad Yaghmaian paints a unique portrait of a country experiencing the turmoil of rapid development. His close listening has produced an intimate look at the hopes, hardships, triumphs and tragedies of those behind the Chinese 'economic dragon'.

The Accidental Capitalist reveals the human reality behind China's rise to global-superpower status. Yaghmaian articulates the collective narrative of a people which will resonate with anyone living under capitalism and provide valuable material to students and scholars.

Contents

History Timeline
Maps

Introduction: The Greatest Migration

BOOK I:
Tenants of Li Family, The Beautiful Rose Garden, The Li Family Village, The Portrait of Mao, Grandpa, The Communists Buried their Soldiers, The Great Famine, The Decorator’s Fortune, The Scent of Fresh Grass

BOOK II:
Migrant Girls’ Long March, Toy Factory Girls, I Want to See the World, The Great Flood, Bean Curds, I Will Be My Own Boss, Red Lanterns on the Mountain, A White Color Worker

BOOK III:
The Accidental Capitalist, Zhao Gang: The Declining Export-Processing Industries, Child Labor, Ancestor’s Tomb, Lujiang
Leaving for Shenzhen, Arise, You Prisoners of Starvation

BOOK IV:
A Man for All Seasons, Yue Haitao: Saving the World in the New China, Leaving Qingdao, Running to Die, Taking Side, Own a Piece of America, The Bastille Day

Conclusions
Index

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