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Gilles Guiheux

A photo of EAP Visiting Scholar, Gilles Guiheux

Visiting Scholar

Gilles Guiheux is Professor at Université Paris Cité and a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies on the African, American and Asian Worlds (CESSMA). He is a senior fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He received his PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. A China specialist, he specializes in economic sociology and sociology of labor. He has published numerous articles and contributions on entrepreneurs in Taiwan and mainland China and, more recently, on industrial workers. He has recently edited a special issue of Entreprises et Histoire on the history of socialist enterprises (2021/2). A general history of contemporary China is forthcoming (The People’s Republic of China, Polity Press, 2023). He is currently researching the transformations of China’s garment industry. His most recent publication on the topic is Chinese Worker’s Livelihood Strategies: A Zhejiang Case Study in the Garment Industry, China Perspectives, 2021/4, 51-59.

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