Wednesday, March 25th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will host a discussion of Factory Girls, by Leslie T. Chang. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Sara Lampert, USD Department of History.
An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.
In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta.
A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America’s shores remade our own country a century ago.