According to government sources, 8 million Chinese leave rural areas for the cities every year.
Dazhu’(22 years old) like many Chinese village women of her generation, left her village to find work in shanghai 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn
Last night at home for Dazhu before going to Shanghai, she is thinking of her friends there… 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn
Dazhu’s father is unemployed, her mother does odd jobs, earning around 300 RMB a month 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn
Dazhu has high hopes. She has spent all her savings so that she can travel in decent conditions on the 24-hour trip to Shanghai. 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn
Thousands of migrants come to Shanghai to find better paid jobs, for example as workers, cleaning ladies or bar hostesses, but living conditions are difficult. 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn
Dazhu lives in Shanghai with three friends from her province; they are all hostesses, and share a room measuring 15 square meters. They have all adopted western names; Dazhu is now known as Kathy 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn
Dazhu started working in this bar in shanghai, she thought her work was a waitress, but..... 本草纲目 http://chinesemedicine.yo2.cn