Slaving Away: The 'Black Brick Kilns Scandal' Ten Years On

Ivan Franceschini

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    In the spring and summer of 2007, bands of aggrieved parents roamed the Chinese countryside looking for their missing children, whom they learned had been kidnapped and sold as slaves to illegal kilns. Thanks to the involvement of Chinese media and civil society, the so-called ‘black brick kilns incident’ became one of the most remarkable stories of popular mobilisation and resistance in contemporary China. Now that ten years have passed, are there any lessons that we can draw from this moment in history?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMade in China Yearbook 2017: Gilded Age
    Editors Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    ISBN (Print)9781760461980
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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