Dr CHAN Wai-ling, Jenny 陳慧玲博士
Global China (Subject Coordinator)
Contemporary Chinese Society and Popular Culture (Subject Coordinator)
Supervision of Research Degree Student (PhD)
Research for Policy and Administration
Capstone Project for Practicing Social Policy and Administration
Introduction to Sociology
Honors and Awards:
2018, Best Teaching Award, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2015 – 2018, Junior Research Fellowship, Kellogg College, The University of Oxford
2013, Chinese Student Award, The Great Britain-China Educational trust, The Great Britain-China Centre, London
Jenny Chan (Ph.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and China Studies in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also a Member of the Sub-committee on “Community, Organization and Globalisation” Subjects (a Sub-committee of the Academic Planning and Regulations Committee), and a Management Committee Member of the China Research and Development Network, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Currently, Jenny is the Vice President of Communications of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labour Movements (2018-2022), an Advisory Board Member of the Global Labour Journal (2019-), an Editorial Board Member of Rural China: An International Journal of History and Social Science (2019-), and a Contributing Editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal (2015-). Her first book is Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers (co-authored with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai). She co-edited a 2019 special issue of Critical Sociology entitled, “Precarization and Labor Resistance” (with Chris Rhomberg and Manjusha Nair).
Education and Academic Background:
After obtaining her BSSc (Bachelor of Social Sciences) in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong through the Early Admission Scheme, and her MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong, in 2009, Jenny was awarded the Reid Research Scholarship while pursuing her doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London. She also holds a Certificate in English from The Oxford English Centre, Oxford.
Upon graduation Jenny was appointed as a Lecturer of Sociology (2014-2016) and taught on the MSc (Master of Science) in Contemporary China Studies at the University of Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. She supervised the dissertation research of graduate students in the MSc program in Contemporary China Studies and the MPhil & DPhil programs in Modern China Studies. In addition to academic research supervision, she served as a tutor to visiting international students at Hertford College and a college advisor to graduate students at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
Research Funding and Publications:
In 2015, Jenny won a three-year Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford’s Kellogg College. Recently she has received grants from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Early Career Scheme 2018-2020), the John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund, the Great Britain-China Educational Trust, and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, among others. From 2019 to 2023, she participates in an international research network with Dr Elsa Lafye de Micheaux and colleagues to study China’s rise and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), funded by the Centre for National Scientific Research in France (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS).
Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers is Jenny’s first book (coauthored with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai). She also contributes to The Machine is Your Lord and Master (coauthored with Yang and Xu Lizhi). Her academic articles have been published in Critical Sociology, Current Sociology, Modern China, Rural China, The China Review, Critical Asian Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Asian Studies (official journal of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong), Human Relations, Globalizations, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Journal of Labor and Society, Global Labour Journal, The Asia-Pacific Journal, New Labor Forum, New Politics, New Technology, Work and Employment (NTWE), and other journals and edited volumes. Her major publications, written in Chinese and English, have been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Korean, and other languages.
Recently, Jenny has contributed to AsiaGlobal Online (Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong), The South China Morning Post, Labor Notes, New Internationalist, Truthout, The Conversation, openDemocracy, chinadialogue, Global Dialogue (Magazine for the International Sociological Association), China’s World (Huawen Institute), Red Pepper, ICON, VOSTOK, Asia Dialogue (The online magazine of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute), ZNet (A community of people committed to social change), Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, Maquila Solidarity Update, Good Electronics, the Clean Clothes Campaign, the Association for the Advancement of Feminism (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong Zigen Fund, the Chinese Working Women Network, and the Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM).
Jenny’s media interviews have appeared in The Dig (a podcast from Jacobin magazine), AFP, Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly (信報財經月刊), Apple Daily (Hong Kong 蘋果日報), Hong Kong Free Press, The South China Morning Post, China Daily, CNBC, The Financial Times, The Nation, The New York Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg, GlobalPost, Il Manifesto, Dinamo Press, Le Devoir, Le Monde diplomatique, Le Temps, Wiener Zeitung, ORF, ZDNet (France), ZDNet (Australia), China Digital Times, China.org.cn, The China Press (New York), The Young Reporter (Hong Kong), Sociology.about.com, CKGSB Knowledge (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business), De Groene Amsterdammer, Pressian.com (Korea), and others.
陳慧玲（Jenny Chan）生於香港，在香港中文大學社會學系、香港大學社會學系先後完成本科及哲學碩士課程，並於2009年考取了里德研究獎學金(Reid Research Scholarship)赴英留學，2014年獲倫敦大學頒授哲學博士學位(社會學及勞工政治方向)。畢業後，她在牛津大學擔任講師(2014-2016)，拓展當代中國研究(碩士)課程，兼任牛津大學凱洛格學院(Kellogg College)研究員(2015-2018)。2016年，她成功取得約翰．費爾牛津大學出版社研究基金(John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund)。2018-2020年，她榮獲大學教育資助委員會研究資助局(Research Grants Council of Hong Kong)傑出青年學者計劃研究專案資金。從2019年到2023年，她參與國際學術研究隊伍，探求中國崛起與東南亞國家聯盟(ASEAN)的關係，該項目得到法國CNRS的資助。
近年，陳慧玲撰寫了《蘋果背後的生與死︰生產線上的富士康工人》(與潘毅、馬克．塞爾登 合著)，論文也見於《中国乡村研究》、《社论前沿》、《中国产业民主︰兼论德国、韩国与越南》、《中外对话》、《全球對話︰國際社會學學會通訊》、《香港婦女檔案》、《沒有小販的都市》、《我在富士康》、《破土》、《僑報》、《立場新聞》、《博談網》等。2016年暑期，她從英國回港，以便更深入地在內地和香港從事研究。她獲聘為香港理工大學應用社會科學系助理教授，並出任中國研究及發展網絡管理委員會委員。從2017年開始，她參與“社區、組織及全球化”課程委員會的學術評審及發展工作，並推動香港理工大學“國際暑期學校”(PolyU International Summer School)，培育青年。
Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers (2010-2020)
This book-length project is based primarily on first-hand research conducted at multiple Foxconn factory sites across China between 2010 (triggered by a spate of worker suicides) and 2019. It locates the global production chains of Apple and Foxconn within the broad parameters of China’s industrial transformation and the changing face of Chinese labor-capital-state relations. The chapters trace the rise to dominance of Foxconn (the world’s largest electronics manufacturer) and Apple (the world’s most profitable tech brand) in China and globally at the turn of the 21st century. The analysis highlights huge discrepancies between corporate claims and worker testimonies—discrepancies that are explored in the course of our decade-long research. Coauthored with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai, I view our book as a potential contribution to a broader social movement that might bring together workers, environmentalists, students, researchers and consumers. We illustrate a key theme running through the book that an alternate world is possible and necessary.
Express Delivery, Labor and Platform Capitalism in China (2017-2020)
This project traces the privatization of postal services and the changing labor relations of delivery service work in China’s digital economy. A majority of deliverymen, unlike those directly employed by the state-owned EMS and the biggest privately-run SF Express, are classified as “independent contractors” under franchise. As self-employed individuals, however, they are not entitled to employment contracts or social insurance benefits. While these “micro-entrepreneurs” enjoy a certain degree of freedom at work, I find that they are simultaneously regulated by mobile logistics technologies, supervisors, and customers, resulting in steady intensification of labor, reduction of delivery times, and securing of higher profit for the company at the expense of workers. Deliverymen seek to beat the time specified to pick, pack, and send the goods as a means to increase their income. But it is precisely in this way that they routinely consent to their own exploitation by driving up the required speed for fellow workers. The isolated and atomized work environment induces further competition through price-cutting, slashing personal income and weakening labor solidarity. Through participant observation in Beijing and extensive review of company data, this research will contribute to platform capitalism, gender studies, and labor politics in global China.
Internships, Informal Labor and Vocational Skills Training in China (2018-2020)
Jenny Chan is principal investigator of a Research Grants Council’s Early Career Scheme Project (RGC ECS Project No. 25602517) on “Internships, Informal Labor and Vocational Skills Training in China” (HK$518,000) which builds on previous research funded by a John Fell OUP Research Fund. While it focuses on China's working youth, internships are now widespread and the subject of controversy throughout the world. This research centers on the state-capital-school relationship in framing student internships in China’s development. Interestingly, some employers are climbing value chains by upskilling their employees through methods including the recruitment of student interns. But others collaborate with local governments and school administrations to exploit legal loopholes incentivized by the convenience of obtaining interns under short-term employment and by the low cost of young students’ labor, including non-contribution of social security. The informalization of labor, particularly the place of student interns, deserve detailed analysis. In the context of slowing growth and an ageing population, proper training of vocational students is significant to sustainable development in China and far beyond.
Writing in English and Chinese; Translated into Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Korean, and other languages.
Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai. 2020. Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Migrant Workers. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books; and, London, UK: Pluto Press. ISBN: 0745341284 / 9780745341286 / 1642591246 / 9781642591248.
Yang, Jenny Chan, Xu Lizhi, Li Fei and Zhang Xiaoqio. 2019. La máquina es tu amo y señor (The Machine is Your Lord and Master). Translated into Spanish by Thierry Discepolo. Barcelona, Spain: Virus Editorial. ISBN: 978-84-92559-90-9.
Yang, Jenny Chan and Xu Lizhi. 2015. La machine est ton seigneur et ton maître [The Machine is Your Lord and Master]. Translated into French by Celia Izoard. Éditions Agone. x, 110 pages. ISBN: 978-2-7489-0238-9.
潘毅、陳慧玲、馬克．塞爾登。2015。《蘋果背後的生與死──生產線上的富士康工人》。劉昕亭 譯。香港︰中華書局。xv, 238頁。ISBN: 978-988-8310-74-6。
Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2015. Morire per un iPhone [Dying for an iPhone]. Translated into Italian by Ferruccio Gambino and Giorgio Grappi. Edited by Ferruccio Gambino and Devi Sacchetto. Milan: Jaca Book. 269 pages. ISBN: 978-88-16-41246-0.
Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. Morir por un iPhone [Dying for an iPhone]. Translated into Spanish by Florencia Olivera. Edited by Andrés Ruggeri. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Continente S.R.L. 220 pages. ISBN: 978-950-754-501-6.
Critical Sociology, 2019, “Precarization and Labor Resistance,” July, 45(4-5).
*Editors: Jenny Chan, Manjusha Nair, Chris Rhomberg
*Contributors: Rachel K. Brickner & Meaghan Dalton, Peter Ikeler, Lucas A. Franco, Sara Duvisac, Irene Pang
Jenny Chan. 2020. “A Precarious Worker-Student Alliance in Xi’s China.” The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China 20(1): 165-90.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “Jasic Workers Fight for Union Rights.” New Politics, Vol. XVII No. 2, Whole Number 66, Winter, 84-89.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “State and Labor in China, 1978-2018.” Journal of Labor and Society. 22(2): 461-75.
Jenny Chan, Manjusha Nair and Chris Rhomberg. 2019. “Precarization and Labor Resistance: Canada, the United States, India and China.” Critical Sociology. 45(4-5): 469-83.
Jenny Chan. 2017. “Intern Labor in China.” Rural China: An International Journal of History and Social Science 14: 82-100.
Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2017. “The Labour Politics of China’s Rural Migrant Workers.” Globalizations 14(2): 259-71.
Pun Ngai, Yuan Shen, Yuhua Guo, Huilin Lu, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2016. “Apple, Foxconn, and Chinese Workers’ Struggles from a Global Labor Perspective.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 17(2): 166-85.
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2015. “Interns or Workers? China’s Student Labor Regime.” Asian Studies (Official Journal of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong) 1(1): 69-98.
*Nominated for the Russo & Linkon Award, the Working-Class Studies Association.
*Jointly published with The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 36, No. 2.
Chris Smith and Jenny Chan. 2015. “Working for Two Bosses: Student Interns as Constrained Labour in China.” Human Relations 68(2): 305-26.
Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. “China’s Rural Migrant Workers, the State, and Labor Politics.” Critical Asian Studies 46(4): 599-620.
Pun Ngai, Shen Yuan, Guo Yuhua, Lu Huilin, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. “Worker-Intellectual Unity: Trans-Border Sociological Intervention in Foxconn.” Current Sociology 62(2): 209-22.
Jenny Chan. 2013. “A Suicide Survivor: The Life of a Chinese Worker.” New Technology, Work and Employment 28(2): 84-99.
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2013. “The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China’s New Working Class.” New Technology, Work and Employment 28(2): 100-15.
Pun Ngai and Jenny Chan. 2013. “The Spatial Politics of Labor in China: Life, Labor, and a New Generation of Migrant Workers.” The South Atlantic Quarterly 112(1): 179-90.
Pun Ngai and Jenny Chan. 2012. “Global Capital, the State, and Chinese Workers: The Foxconn Experience.” Modern China 38(4): 383-410.
Jenny Chan and Pun Ngai. 2010. “Suicide as Protest for the New Generation of Chinese Migrant Workers.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 18, Iss. 37, No. 2.
Chris King-Chi Chan, Pun Ngai and Jenny Chan. 2010. “The Role of the State, Labor Policy and Migrant Workers’ Struggles in Globalized China.” Global Labor Journal 1(1): 132-51.
Jenny Chan. 2009. “Meaningful Progress or Illusory Reform? Analyzing China’s Labor Contract Law.” New Labor Forum: A Journal of Ideas, Analysis and Debates 18(2): 43-51.
Jenny Chan. (In progress). “Suicide.” Landscapes of Labour: A New Social History of the Chinese Working Class, edited by Ivan Franceschini, Kevin Lin, Nicholas Loubere and Christian Sorace. Canberra: ANU Press.
Jenny Chan. (Forthcoming 2020). “Worker Organizing in China: Challenges and Opportunities.” Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives, edited by Robert Ovetz. London: Pluto Press.
Jenny Chan. (Forthcoming 2020). “Employee Voice in China.” Handbook of Research on Employee Voice: Participation and Involvement in the Workplace, edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon, and Richard B. Freeman. 2nd Edition. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Jenny Chan. 2020. “Labor Practices in Apple’s Supply Chains in China.” Pp. 266-71 in Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management, edited by Tony Dundon and Adrian Wilkinson. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “Biss in Den Sauren Apfel: Zu den Arbeitsbedingungen vom Apple-Lieferanten Foxconn in China.” [Bite in the Sour Apple: The Working Conditions of Apple Supplier Foxconn in China.] Pp. 19-22 in Was Bits & Bäume verbindet: Digitalisierung nachhaltig gestalten [What Connects Bits & Trees: Making Digitization Sustainable], edited by Anja Höfner and Vivian Frick. Technical University’s Center for Technology and Society. Munich: Oekom verlag.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “Researching Unfree Student Labour in Apple’s Supply Chain.” Pp. 130-47 in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances, edited by Genevieve LaBaron. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2019. “Labor Legislation, Workers, and the Chinese State.” Pp. 105-18 in Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China, edited by Teresa Wright. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2019. “Suicide or Murder? Apple, Foxconn, and China’s Workers.” Pp. 151-71 in Sociology and Social Justice, edited by Margaret Abraham. SAGE Studies in International Sociology (SSIS Series 65). London: SAGE.
Jenny Chan. 2018. “Economic Growth and Labor Security.” Pp. 166-88 in The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China, 2 Volume Set, edited by Weiping Wu and Mark Frazier. London: SAGE.
Jenny Chan. 2018. “The Collective Resistance of China’s Industrial Workers.” Pp. 107-25 in Global Perspectives on Workers’ and Labour Organisations, edited by Maurizio Atzeni and Immanuel Ness. Singapore: Springer.
Jenny Chan. 2018. “Assessing Working-Class Power in Postsocialist China.” Pp. 164-83 in On the Road to Global Labor History: A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden, edited by Karl Heinz Roth. Leiden, the Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV.
Jenny Chan. 2018. “#iSlaveat10.” Pp. 102-5 in Gilded Age: A Year of Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights—Made in China Yearbook 2017, edited by Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere. Canberra, Australia: The Australian National University.
Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai. 2017. “‘Growth, Thy Name is Suffering’: The Workers of the Workshop of the World.” Pp. 318-23 in World Factory: The Game, edited by Zoë Svendsen and Simon Daw. London: Nick Hern Books.
Jenny Chan. 2017. “Chinese Workers in Global Production and Local Resistance.” Pp. 98-117 in The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements, edited by Andrew T. Lamas, Todd Wolfson, and Peter N. Funke. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2017. “The Labour Politics of China’s Rural Migrant Workers.” Pp. 81-93 in Chinese Labour in the Global Economy: Capitalist Exploitation and Strategies of Resistance, edited by Andreas Bieler and Chun-Yi Lee. Rethinking Globalizations Series. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Tony Dundon and Jenny Chan. 2017. “Fire Fighting HRM in China’s New Global Economy.” Case Study 1.2. Pp. 24-25 in Contemporary Human Resource Management: Texts and Cases, edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Tom Redman and Tony Dundon. 5th Ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2016. “The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China’s New Working Class.” Pp. 353-76 in Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia, edited by Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari and Sandip Sarkar. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2016. “Apple, Foxconn, and China’s New Working Class.” Pp. 173-89 in Achieving Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy, edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2016. “Labor Protests and Trade Union Reforms in China.” Pp. 207-24 in Flexible Workforces and Low Profit Margins: Electronics Assembly between Europe and China, edited by Jan Drahokoupil, Rutvica Andrijasevic and Devi Sacchetto. Brussels, Belgium: ETUI (European Trade Union Institute).
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2016. “Chinese Labor Protest and Trade Unions.” Pp. 290-302 in The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media, edited by Richard Maxwell. New York: Routledge.
Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2016. “China’s Rural Migrant Workers and Labour Politics.” Pp. 362-82 in Handbook on Class and Social Stratification in China, edited by Yingjie Guo. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2015. “Apple’s iPad City: Subcontracting Exploitation to China.” Pp. 76-97 in Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production, edited by Kees van der Pijl. Cheltenham, UK:
Jenny Chan. 2012. “Labor Rights Training at HP Supplier Factories in China.” Pp. 314-27 in Industrial Democracy in China: With Additional Studies on Germany, South-Korea and Vietnam, edited by Rudolf Traub-Merz and Kinglun Ngok. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press.
Chris King-Chi Chan, Pun Ngai and Jenny Chan. 2010. “The Role of the State, Labor Policy and Migrant Workers’ Struggles in Globalized China.” Pp. 45-83 in Globalization and Labor in China and India: Impacts and Responses, edited by Paul Bowles and John Harriss. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Jenny Chan. 2020. “Look into the Future with Hope: Hong Kong and China.” (홍콩과 중국인들의 희망을 들여다보다). Pp. 96-97 in VOSTOK, Issue. 19 (January), Hong Kong: Now or Never. Translated by Park Yeha.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “While China’s Tech Sector Discusses 996 Work Culture, Spare a Thought for the Masses of ‘Dispatch Workers.’” The South China Morning Post, 30 April.
Jenny Chan. 2019. “Challenges of Dispatch Work in China.” AsiaGlobal Online, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong, 21 March.
Jenny Chan. 2018. “Shenzhen Jasic Technology: The Birth of a Worker-Student Coalition in China?” Hong Kong Free Press. 1 September.
Jenny Chan. 2018. “Class Inequalities and Social Struggles in China.” Global Dialogue: Magazine of the International Sociological Association, edited by Brigitte Aulenbacher and Klaus Dörre, Vol. 8, Issue 1. April.
Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2017. “Apple and Foxconn in the Trump Era.” Pp. 118-22 in “China’s Goal: Hegemony or Global Partnership?” China’s World, Vol. 2, Issue 2. London: Huawen Institute.
Jenny Chan. 2017. “Robots, Not Humans: Official Policy in China.” 1 November. New Internationalist (UK).
Jenny Chan. 2017. “#iSlaveat10.” Made in China: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights. Volume 2, Issue 3, Chinese Labour in a Global Perspective, July-September, pp. 20-23.
Jenny Chan. 2017. Review of Jack Linchuan Qiu’s Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition, Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press (2016), The China Quarterly, 230, June, pp. 533-35.
Jenny Chan. 2017. “The Apple Way to Make Products.” Pp. 87-91 in “Globalisation—The Downside?” China’s World, Vol. 2, Issue 1. London: Huawen Institute.
Jenny Chan. 2017. “Betrayed: No Democratic, Representative Trade Union for Foxconn Workers in China.” SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior), with support from GoodElectronics and the European Union.
Sarah Waters and Jenny Chan. 2016. “How Work Can Lead to Suicide in a Globalized Economy.” The Conversation, 17 August.
Jenny Chan. 2015. “China, World Capitalism and Workers’ Resistance.” Chinese Labour in the Global Economy. 14 May. (With Jane Hardy, Adrian Budd, Tim Pringle, Vincent Sung, and Sally Kincaid.)
Nicki Lisa Cole and Jenny Chan. 2015. “Despite Claims of Progress, Labor Violations and Environmental Atrocities Continue to Plague Apple’s Supply Chain.” Truthout. 19 Feb.
Jenny Chan. 2013. “Who Speaks for China’s Workers?” Labor Notes (USA). 29 May.
Jenny Chan. 2012. “Biting the Rotten Apple: Taking on Foxconn.” Red Pepper (UK). 23 August.
Jenny Chan. 2011. “iSlave.” Special Issue on China’s Workers. New Internationalist (UK), Iss. 441, April.
Jenny Chan. 2011. “Hong Kong Students Find New Ways to Advance Worker Rights in China.” Maquila Solidarity Update (Canada), Vol. 16, No.1.
Jenny Chan. 2010. “Foxconn: The Global Predator,” Global Dialogue: Magazine of the International Sociological Association, edited by Michael Burawoy. Vol. 1, Iss. 2.
Jenny Chan. 2010. “Dying Young.” SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior).
Zhou Qi (PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), 2018-present
Hou Liqi (PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), 2017-present
Ken Yau (PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), 2017-present
2017–present Member of the Sub-committee on “Community, Organization and Globalisation” Subjects (a Sub-committee of the Academic Planning and Regulations Committee), Committee on General University Requirements, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2017–present Management Committee Member, China Research and Development Network, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2015-2016 College Invigilator, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
2015-2016 College Advisor, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
2015-2016 Tutor for Visiting Students, Hertford College, University of Oxford
2014-2016 Assessor for the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
2014-2016 Convener, China Center Seminar Series, University of Oxford
2014-2016 Member, Graduate Joint Consultative Committee, University of Oxford
Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships (selected):
2019-2023 International Research Network, The Centre for National Scientific Research in France (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS), “China’s Rise and the New Social Norms in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)” [with Dr Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux and colleagues]
2018-2020 Early Career Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, “Internships, Informal Labor and Vocational Skills Training in China”
2018-2019 Staff Development Grants, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2017-2021 Start-Up Fund, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, “The Transformation of China’s Working Class”
2016-2017 Staff Development Grants, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2015-2016 John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund, “Learning for Jobs: Internship, Vocational Education, and the Law in China”
2015-2018 Junior Research Fellowship, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
2014-2016 Research Grants, Contemporary China Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford
2013-2014 Chinese Student Award, The Great Britain-China Educational Trust, The Great Britain-China Centre, London
2009-2012 Reid Research Scholarship, Faculty of History and Social Sciences, University of London