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Labour in China's Digital Economy

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11-1pm (BST), 22 June, 2021

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11.00 - 11.05 INTRODUCTION

11.05 – 11.45 PART I: DISABLED WORKERS IN CHINA’S DATA LABELLING INDUSTRY

Enabled Technology and Disabled Workers (15m)

HUANG Dan, PhD student, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong

Chris Smith, School of Business Management, RHUL

Disposable or Disabled Workers? (15m)

XIA Bingqing, School of Communication, East China Normal University

WU Tongyu, Department of Sociology, Zhejiang University

Commentaries and Discussion (10m)

11.45-12.25 PART II: COMMODIFICATION OF FREEDOM AND DEATH IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

How Do Gig workers Perceive Freedom? (15m)

ZHOU Yang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong

WANG Ziyan, PhD graduate, Dept of Media and Communications, LSE

The Dead Labour of Post Life (15m)

ZHANG Gehao, Faculty of Humanities and Art, Macau University of Science and Technology

Commentaries and Discussion (10m)

12.25 - 13.00 PART III: Open Discussion


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