Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers: Power and Control in a Hongkong Megastore, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers

Power and Control in a Hongkong Megastore, 1st Edition

By Wong Heung Wah Wong


240 pages

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Examines the ways in of organising work, rank, compensation, and promotion inside a large Japanese company in Hong Kong, and its spiritual training, to reveal the socio-economic base of managerial control. A must for anthropologists and Japanologists.


'This is a fascinating study a fascinating ethnographic case study' - Bill W.K. Taylor, The China Journal

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Anthropology of Asia

Asia today is one of the most dynamic regions of the world. The previously predominant image of ‘timeless peasants’ has given way to the image of fast-paced business people, mass consumerism and high-rise urban conglomerations. Yet much discourse remains entrenched in the polarities of East versus West’, ‘Tradition versus Change’. This series hopes to provide a forum for anthropological studies which break with such polarities. It will publish titles dealing with cosmopolitanism, cultural identity, representations, arts and performance. The complexities of urban Asia, its elites, its political rituals, and its families will also be explored.

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