'The Unbearable Heaviness of Industry'

Hai, Zhou
March 2004
Nieman Reports;Spring2004, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p82
This article offers insights from the author about industrialization and his touring exhibition, which features images of factory workers and miners in China. Industry provides the impetus for social development. The industrial establishments upon which modern civilization is built impose a heavy toll on those who take part in the process. These people form the basis of an infrastructure, yet they are also seen as outcasts having to endure pain, physical or mental, in the industrial age. In China, the road to full industrialization is gradually but surely unveiling itself. The Chinese industrial labor force is being pushed to the banks of mainstream society.


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