Ralph Litzinger

Date : 23 June 2021
Time: 8:00 – 9:30pm (Hong Kong time, UTC +8) /2:00 – 3:30pm (Central European Time, UTC +2)
The seminar will be held in English.

Labour, in China as elsewhere, has become more unpredictable, and new forms of control, surveillance, and struggle are emerging around the world.  Against this background, the digitialization and platformization of the economy and of society have made employment relations even more precarious, particularly in service sectors. In this webinar, based on the major insights of the latest issue of China Perspectives “Agency Beyond Precarity: Platforms and the Multiplication of Labour Regimes in China” (2021/01) the following questions in and beyond China will be discussed:

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with :
Julie Yu Jie Chen (Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (ICCIT) (Mississauga) and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto)
Ping Sun (Assistant Professor at the Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Mao Jingyu (PhD, Independent Researcher)
Ralph Litzinger (Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University)
Chris King-chi Chan (Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Director of the Center for Social Innovation Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Jack Linchuan Qiu (Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media, the National University of Singapore)
Eric Florence (Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Sciences Research, and at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, the University of Liège)