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Domestic and International Challenges for the Textile Industry in Shaoxing (Zhejiang)

Shi Lu
Translated by Will Thornely
p. 13-23


This article recounts the transformations that have taken place in the textile industry in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, over the course of the past 30 years. It reveals the importance of the local setup and the links that have built up between companies, markets, and the state and its departments. It also exposes the difficulties experienced by companies as they try to adapt to their changing environment, whether in terms of opportunities offered by the domestic or international markets, or new regulations.

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Electronic reference

Shi Lu, « Domestic and International Challenges for the Textile Industry in Shaoxing (Zhejiang) », China Perspectives [Online], 2015/3 | 2015, Online since 01 January 2017, connection on 30 April 2017. URL :

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Shi Lu

Shi Lu is an associate professor in Chinese studies at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University and a researcher at the Institut d’Asie Orientale, UMR 5062, ENS-Lyon. Institut d’Asie Orientale, ENS-Lyon, 15 Parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon, France (

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