With the new mobility in China, millions of farmers from across the nation have headed to the cities to find work and build better lives. Many men with construction skills contribute their labor to build a new Shanghai. They earn more than they could at in the countryside, but they know they could never afford to move into the high-rises they build.
Video: Jonathan Kaminsky, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
Additional support for Report from Shanghai was provided by institutional and individual gifts from UC Berkeleys Institute of East Asian Studies, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture, International and Area Studies, and the Program on Mass Communication. ORIAS contributed to outreach and distribution. Instructors: Todd Carrel and Christopher Beaver Technical Advisor: Milt Wallace