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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
Genre
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
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loyalka, Michelle Dammon
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Migration, Internal
  • China
  • China
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Migration, Internal
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Social conditions
  • China
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
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn784363722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520952034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613520869
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 352086
  • 9422f06f-02d7-4c23-9d46-5ce41954a9c5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784363722
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
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn784363722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520952034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613520869
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 352086
  • 9422f06f-02d7-4c23-9d46-5ce41954a9c5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784363722

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