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Chan, Anita

Works: 15 works in 105 publications in 3 languages and 5,324 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Martial arts films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Television series 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN733.5, 307.720951
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anita Chan
Walmart in China by Anita Chan( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walmart and 'Made in China' are practically synonymous; Walmart imports some 70 percent of its merchandise from China. Walmart is now also rapidly becoming a major retail presence there, with close to two hundred Walmarts in more than a hundred Chinese cities. What happens when the world's biggest retailer and the world's biggest country do business with each other? In this book, a group of thirteen experts from several disciplines examine the symbiotic but strained relationship between these giants. The book shows how Walmart began cutting costs by bypassing its American suppliers and sourcing directly from Asia and how Walmart's sheer size has trumped all other multinationals in squeezing procurement prices and, as a by-product, driving down Chinese workers' wages. China is also an inviting frontier for Walmart's global superstore expansion. As China's middle class grows, the chain's Western image and affordable goods have become popular. Walmart's Arkansas headquarters exports to the Chinese stores a unique corporate culture and management ideology, which oddly enough are reminiscent of Mao-era Chinese techniques for promoting loyalty. Three chapters separately detail the lives of a Walmart store manager, a lower-level store supervisor, and a cashier. Another chapter focuses on employees' wages, 'voluntary' overtime, and the stores' strict labor discipline. In 2006, the official Chinese trade union targeted Walmart, which is antilabor in its home country, and succeeded in setting up union branches in all the stores. Walmart in China reveals the surprising outcome."--Publisher's website
Networking peripheries : technological futures and the myth of digital universalism by Anita Chan( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Networking Peripheries, Anita Chan shows how digital cultures flourish beyond Silicon Valley and other celebrated centers of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. The evolving digital cultures in the Global South vividly demonstrate that there are more ways than one to imagine what digital practice and global connection could look like. To explore these alternative developments, Chan investigates the diverse initiatives being undertaken to "network" the nation in contemporary Peru, from attempts to promote the intellectual property of indigenous artisans to the national distribution of digital education technologies to open technology activism in rural and urban zones. Drawing on ethnographic accounts from government planners, regional free-software advocates, traditional artisans, rural educators, and others, Chan demonstrates how such developments unsettle dominant conceptions of information classes and innovations zones. Government efforts to turn rural artisans into a new creative class progress alongside technology activists' efforts to promote indigenous rights through information tactics; plans pressing for the state wide adoption of open source--based technologies advance while the One Laptop Per Child initiative aims to network rural classrooms by distributing laptops. As these cases show, the digital cultures and network politics emerging on the periphery do more than replicate the technological future imagined as universal from the center.--
Chen Village : the recent history of a peasant community in Mao's China by Anita Chan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of Mao : personality development and political activism in the Red Guard generation by Anita Chan( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi yi bu yan jiu zhong hua ren min gong he guo gong min wen ge qian hou nei xin shi jie de shu
On socialist democracy and the Chinese legal system : the Li Yizhe debates by Anita Chan( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour in Vietnam by Vietnam Update Conference( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two decades after Vietnam introduced a programme of economic renovation commonly known in Doi Moi, the country today allows market competition in industry, and a new working class has been created. This is the first book to focus on the role and conditions of workers in the new economic regime. The authors of the book trace Vietnam's labour history, explore the impact of the socialist legacy and examine the reasons for the large number of recent strikes. The book provides insights into the workforce of one of Asia's most rapidly developing industrial economies
Chen Village : revolution to globalization by Anita Chan( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen Village has been acclaimed as a modern classic. The book's first two editions presented an enthralling and beautifully written account of a Chinese village in the throes of Maoist revolution--with tumultuous political campaigns, power struggles, a Cultural Revolution rebellion, and radical shifts in social customs--followed by dramatic changes in village life and local politics during the Deng Xiaoping period. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the authors have returned to Chen Village, and in three new chapters they explore astonishing developments. The once-backwater village is today a center of China's export industry, where more than 50,000 workers labor in modern factories, ruled over by the village government. The new chapters show how the latest swing in fortunes has affected the Chens' self-identity, customs, and entrepreneurship, while laying bare the stark situation of the workers who crowd in from poor parts of China's countryside. This new edition of Chen Village illuminates, in microcosm, the recent history of rural China up to the present time
A brief analysis of the Cultural Revolution by Guokai Liu( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple life by Anhua Xu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, after returning home, Roger finds Tao has had a stroke. Later, in hospital, she tells him she'd like to finally give up work and stay in an elderly care home. It's initially a depressing experience but Tao slowly gets to adjust and to know her fellow inhabitants
Xiang zheng yu an liu by Xiaoyang Zhu( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dang dai Zhongguo nong cun li cang sang : Mao Deng ti zhi xia de Chen cun = Chen Village under Mao and Deng by Anita Chan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second economy of rural China by Anita Chan( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao zhu xi de hai zi men : Hong wei bing yi dai de cheng zhang he jing li by Anita Chan( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen-mura : Chūgoku nōson no Bunkaku to kindaika by Anita Chan( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project A by Long Cheng( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Chan rocks the high seas as Dragon, a coast guard officer on patrol in late 19th century Hong Kong, who battles with a ruthless syndicate for control of the dangerous waters
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Children of Mao : personality development and political activism in the Red Guard generation
On socialist democracy and the Chinese legal system : the Li Yizhe debatesChen Village : revolution to globalization
Alternative Names
Ch‘en, P‘ei-hua

Chen, Peihua