Tuesday October 11, 4pm

Factory Girls

Author Leslie T. Chang delivers the 2011 First Readings Lecture, 4:00-5:30, on her book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China.

Leslie T. Chang: Factory Girls

Factory Girls examines issues of migration and industrialization in contemporary China by focusing on the stories of two young women from the provinces who come to the city of Dongguan to work in the factories, learn new skills, and achieve “success.” As Brown celebrates the “Year of China” in 2011-12, Factory Girls should cause you to reflect on the question of a country’s relationship to both its past and its future and how that attitude can affect the lives of ordinary people trying to get ahead.