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FACTORY GIRLS From Village to City in a Changing China

by | Read by Susan Ericksen

Contemporary Culture • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

This book explores the lives of young women in China who venture from the countryside to work in the urban factories. It covers the social, economic, and political forces at work in their lives in a personal way. However, a sense of repetition emerges when example after example is presented. The women are unique, but their stories have a sameness to them. This weakness gives the book the feel of being an overly long magazine article. The author translates their comments into standard English, not a literal translation. So when they are read in the same tone as the rest of the work, it takes a moment for the listener to decipher whether "I" is the author or another speaker. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400110452 $37.99 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400160457 $24.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400140459 $75.99 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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