Articles by

Eli Friedman

Eli Friedman is the author of Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China. He teaches at Cornell University.

Marketizing China

Sep 09

  • Eli Friedman

Factory relocations and land privatizations have put Chinese migrant workers on the defensive.

The Primary Contradiction

Feb 02

  • Eli Friedman

China’s leftist revival is overstated. The country’s new “Maoists" cede too much ground to nationalism and the market.

China in Revolt

Aug 01

  • Eli Friedman

Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in today’s “epicenter of global labor unrest.” A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.