The Irony of the Cranes


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The Irony of the Cranes

Show simple item record Costello III, Charles S. 2014-07-08T09:24:52Z 2014-07-08T09:24:52Z 2014-11-08
dc.description.abstract The crane has been an ancient symbol of longevity in China carrying with it intimation of distinctive principles of ancient China; harmony, patience and graceful coexistence with nature. It is ironic that the construction crane is the new symbol of a changing land, where old hutong neighborhoods are disappearing as fast as the bird and its habitat. Is this new crane helping to create a harmonious society, as the HuWen administration would have you believe? The economic boom fueled in large part by the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games brings with it many new construction jobs, labour issues and in some cases new forms of corruption. Does this development reinforce solidarity and good working conditions in a country where unions are largely controlled by the government? Or do business networks, guanxi, continue to dominate business relationships and hamper the achievement of good working conditions? These questions will be examined, including issues such as corruption, safety and working conditions. Comparisons to labour issues in the United States will be included. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copenhagen Discussion Papers;2007-21
dc.subject.other Labour en_US
dc.subject.other China en_US
dc.subject.other Olympics en_US
dc.subject.other Construction en_US
dc.subject.other Crane en_US
dc.title The Irony of the Cranes en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ARC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ARC en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Labour Issues in the Construction Industry in the New China en_US

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