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

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

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Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Title
Made in China
Title remainder
a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Statement of responsibility
Amelia Pang
Title variation
Prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "After an Oregon mother finds an SOS letter in a box of Halloween decorations, a story unfolds about the man who wrote it: a Chinese political prisoner, sentenced without trial to work grueling hours at a "reeducation" camp--manufacturing the products sold in our own big-box stores"--
  • 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
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1991-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pang, Amelia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yi, Sun
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Costs, Industrial
  • Work environment
  • Political prisoners
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Political prisoners
  • Work environment
  • China
Label
Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods, Amelia Pang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [228]-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1184122370
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781616209179
Lccn
2020034508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030392510
System control number
(OCoLC)1184122370
Label
Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods, Amelia Pang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [228]-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1184122370
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781616209179
Lccn
2020034508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030392510
System control number
(OCoLC)1184122370

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