The Resource Made in china : a prisoner, an sos letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods, Amelia Pang, (electronic resource)

Made in china : a prisoner, an sos letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods, Amelia Pang, (electronic resource)

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Made in china : a prisoner, an sos letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Title
Made in china
Title remainder
a prisoner, an sos letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods
Statement of responsibility
Amelia Pang
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Moving and powerful." 'Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been $5 at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But when she opened the box, something fell out that she wasn't expecting: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English by the prisoner who'd made and packaged the items. In Made in China, investigative journalist Amelia Pang pulls back the curtain on the labor camps that create the home goods we buy at Kmart, the fast fashion we buy at H&M, and a shocking number of other products besides. The book follows the life of Sun Yi, the Chinese engineer who wrote the note after finding himself a political prisoner, locked in a gulag for joining a forbidden meditation practice and campaigning for the freedom to do so. There he worked alongside petty criminals, civil rights activists, and anyone else the Chinese government decided to "reeducate," carving foam gravestones and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours a day. In chasing this story, journalist Amelia Pang has conducted extensive interviews with Sun Yi and the people who knew him. She also identified and interviewed others who endured similar horrors, and who inflicted them. And she traveled to China to follow falsified supply chains herself, tracking trucks from labor camps to warehouses. The story she uncovers is a call to action, urging the American consumer to ask more questions and demand more answers from the companies they patronize
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1991-
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Pang, Amelia
Dewey number
331.11/732
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9736.C62
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Yi, Sun
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Asian & Asian American
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Costs, Industrial
  • Work environment
  • Political prisoners
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Made in china : a prisoner, an sos letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods, Amelia Pang, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643751139
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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a1d6f5b4-b49e-4381-a51a-1876dd9df170
Publisher number
EB00811767
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1159780842
Label
Made in china : a prisoner, an sos letter, and the hidden cost of America's cheap goods, Amelia Pang, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643751139
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a1d6f5b4-b49e-4381-a51a-1876dd9df170
Publisher number
EB00811767
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1159780842

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