Gold farmers and water army : digital playbour with Chinese characteristics

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChina Online
Subtitle of host publicationLocating Society in Online Spaces
EditorsPeter Marolt, David Kurt Herold
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter7
Pages111-124
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315750101
ISBN (Print)9781138809291
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMedia, culture and social change in Asia
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

The main advantage of the Chinese economy leading to its rapid rise was the importance of low-priced labour. European and North American manufacturing jobs were outsourced to developing countries like China where labour was comparatively weak and defenceless against exploitative practices, while governments emphasised economic growth and fostered a race to the bottom in an effort to better attract multi-national corporations. This coincided with the triumph of neoliberalism in the developed world leading to a general decline of manufacturing jobs and the informatisation of labour in all sectors in advanced industrial countries. Employment in developed countries became increasingly service oriented and technology mediated, while developing countries, and in particular China, moved in the direction of intensive labour-based production.

Citation Format(s)

Gold farmers and water army : digital playbour with Chinese characteristics. / Jin, Ge; Herold, David Kurt.

China Online: Locating Society in Online Spaces. ed. / Peter Marolt; David Kurt Herold. 1st. ed. Routledge, 2014. p. 111-124 (Media, culture and social change in Asia).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review