Date：Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location：USC, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ASC 204
China is experiencing a growing wave of labor unrest. What kind of political impact-if any-is this conflict in the "workshop of the world" having? Drawing on a unique dataset of strikes and protests by Chinese workers, as well as regional case studies grounded in extensive interviews,
Manfred Elfstrom will explain how grassroots resistance is pushing the state to paradoxically increase its capacity for both repression and responsiveness at once, with complex long-term consequences for activists and authorities alike.
Manfred Elfstrom is a Postdoctoral Scholar and Teaching Fellow at the University of Southern California's School of International Relations. Previously, he was a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His research interests include China, social movements, labor, nationalism, and authoritarianism.