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Author Pang, Amelia, 1991- author.

Title Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods / Amelia Pang.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    331.1173 PAN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 278 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [228]-278).
Contents Prologue. A message from the graveyard -- The brink of death -- Laogai nation -- Who was Sun Yi? -- Rebel meditators -- Entering Masanjia -- Audits and subterfuge -- Desire and denial -- Ghost work -- A Laogai love letter -- Dangerous words -- Historical complicity -- Transplanted -- Wrong answers -- Legal channels -- We made it -- Fight and flight -- Blending in -- Jakarta -- The state of camps today -- Epilogue. What can we do.
Summary In 2012, an Oregon mother opened up a package of Halloween decorations, and something shocking fell out: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English. "Sir: If you occassionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicuton of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever." Sun Yi, a Chinese engineer turned political prisoner, had been forced into grueling labor for campaigning for the freedom to join a forbidden meditation movement. His "reeducation" involved carving foam gravestones and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours a day. Pang reveals is a closely guarded network of laogai-- forced labor camps-- that power the rapid pace of American consumerism.-- Adapted from jacket.
Subject Yi, Sun.
Manufacturing industries -- Social aspects -- China.
Costs, Industrial -- Social aspects -- China.
Work environment -- China.
Political prisoners -- China.
Added Title Prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
ISBN 9781616209179 hardcover
1616209178 hardcover

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