Jenny Chan

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jenny Chan is an assistant professor of sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a recipient of Early Career Scheme funding (2018-2020) awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (ref. 25602517). Prior to joining the university, she was a lecturer of sociology and contemporary China studies at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, and a junior research fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. She is the vice president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Labor Movements (2018-2022). "Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn and the Lives of China’s Workers" is her first coauthored book with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai.

Articles by Jenny Chan


Challenges of Dispatch Work in China

Thursday, March 21, 2019

As China embraces the digital economy, subcontracting—the practice of using intermediaries to contract workers, whether through agencies or other multilayered contracting—is raising new challenges over legal protections and corporate responsibility, as well as labor unrest.