Shandong Province (Summer 2011)
- Preliminary Interviews with factory managers and workers
- Conducted a comparative study of Guangdong and Yangtze Delta area
- Visited factories in Nantong, Kunshan, Shanghai, and Nanjing
- Conducted archival research in Shanghai
- Conducted in-depth interviews with factory managers, labor activists, workers, and government officials.
- Volunteered in a workers' center in Shenzhen where I got to know many workers and activists.
- Administered an original survey in Shenzhen during summer 2013.
- Conducted interviews with workers and factory managers at low-skilled and high-skilled factories