Serving and Working for Others: Negotiating Legal Status and Social Relations of Household Laborers in Late Imperial China

Claude Chevaleyre (2020), "Serving and Working for Others: Negotiating Legal Status and Social Relations of Household Laborers in Late Imperial China", in Journal of Global Slavery, Volume 5, Issue 2, juillet 2020. P.170-203.

Over the past decades, “wage labor” has been a lingering issue in studies on the development patterns of late imperial China. The legal reconfiguration of the category of “hired laborers” (gugong 僱工) between 1588 and 1788, in particular, has been foregrounded as a salient manifestation of the “incipient capitalism” going hand in hand with the emergence of a “free” labor market and with the decline of bound labor. [Lire la suite]
Journal of Global Slavery, Volume 5, Issue 2, juillet 2020. P.170-203.

Over the past decades, “wage labor” has been a lingering issue in studies on the development patterns of late imperial China. The legal reconfiguration of the category of “hired laborers” (gugong 僱工) between 1588 and 1788, in particular, has been foregrounded as a salient manifestation of the “incipient capitalism” going hand in hand with the emergence of a “free” labor market and with the decline of bound labor. [Lire la suite]">
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