Daniel Fuchs was a research and teaching fellow at the Department of Sociology/Centre for Modern East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen. Upon finishing his undergraduate and graduate studies of Political Science and Chinese Studies in Vienna and Tianjin, Mr. Fuchs worked as a research assistant at University of Vienna and taught at the Department of East Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science. He also served as Managing Director and Lecturer of the “European Chinese Language and Culture Program” at Peking University. Before coming to Göttingen, he worked at the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
His main research interests include industrial relations, social movements and migration in China, as well as the state and labour movements in global South. In his PhD thesis, Mr. Fuchs examines the characteristics of migrant labour unrest and related state strategies in Southwest China based on 14 months of fieldwork in Chengdu and Chongqing. He is co-editor of the volumes “Aufbruch der zweiten Generation. Wanderarbeit, Gender und Klassenzusammensetzung in China” (2010), and “Arbeitskämpfe in China. Berichte von der Werkbank der Welt“ (2013), as well as co-translator (Chinese-German) of the book “iSlaves- Ausbeutung und Widerstand in Chinas Foxconn-Fabriken” (2013). Most recently, he published the article “Labour research under coercive authoritarianism. Comparative reflections on fieldwork challenges in China” (together with Patricia Fuk-Ying Tse and Feng Xiaojun) in the journal “Economic and Industrial Democracy” (2018).
Research interests: industrial relations | social movements and migration in China | state and labour movements in global South
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