Event Date: 18/10/2007
A massive shift in economic power is under way with China leading the world in manufacturing and export and with prices that undercut all competitors. But for the workers, what is the real cost of the Chinese economy ?
`Behind the China Price: Capitalist Transformation, Work & Trade Unions in China` with guest Speaker Dr Boy Luethje, Frankfurt School of Social Research will be the focus for this lecture on Thursday 18 October in Lecture Room 4 of the Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, George Square.
A discussion following the presentation will be chaired by Dr Gentz, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Edinburgh.
This event will start at 17:30 and is scheduled to finish at 19:30.
Dr Luethje has taught in Germany, the USA and Hawaii and since 2004 has been a Senior Lecturer at the Franfurt School of Social Research. His research interests include political economy of production and innovation, international division of labour, and industrial relations. He is also a Labour educator for German unions in the information and communications industry.