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Made in China : a prisoner, an SOS letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods / Amelia Pang.

Pang, Amelia, 1991- (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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LARL Cataloging LARL80843 (Text) LARL80843 New On order -

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  • ISBN: 9781616209179
  • ISBN: 1616209178
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"After an Oregon mother finds an SOS letter in a box of Halloween decorations, a story unfolds about the man who wrote it: a Chinese political prisoner, sentenced without trial to work grueling hours at a "reeducation" camp-manufacturing the products sold in our own big-box stores"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    Journalist Pang tells the story of the hidden cost of Chinese goods through mysterious hidden messages and labor camp trucks. She follows Sun Yi, a Chinese engineer who placed a help message in Halloween decorations that ended up in the hands of a woman in the U.S., who then worked to get amnesty organizations to act on Yi's behalf. Yi was a political prisoner for practicing mediation and championing the right to do so, and Pang exposes the conditions of his encampment and how the government tried to reeducate him through 15-plus-hour days of labor producing consumer goods. These products were sold cheaply around the globe, notably to the United States. Pang interviewed Yi extensively, documenting his tales of torture and abuse. As she delves deeper into his and others' stories, she uncovers the truth about labor camps and the Chinese government's attempts to hide the reality. Readers will be drawn into this thoroughly researched narrative and will be awakened by the author's pleas for consumers to be more vigilant about the origin of their goods. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Manufacturing industries > Social aspects > China.
Costs, Industrial > Social aspects > China.
Work environment > China.
Political prisoners > China.
Manufacturing industries > Social aspects.
Political prisoners.
Work environment.

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