Posts Tagged ‘migrant workers’
Last Train Home
Last Train Home

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival screened Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home this past Sunday afternoon. While the train and station scenes brilliantly visualize the annual railway struggle, the film is more about the shaky situation of the migrant worker family in 21st century China.  From the richest Shanghai families down to the poorest migrants, China […]

Ant Tribes

Ant tribes in the Chinese suburbs They are like ants: clever, weak and living in groups A new term (for me, at least) describing a sub-cohort of China’s massive migrant worker population.  From my understanding of the article, name is applied to the 22-29 year old, largely rural floating population in China’s major cities.  Rather […]

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