Blockchain chicken farm: And other stories of tech in China's countryside

CAD 23.00

Blockchain chicken farm: And other stories of tech in China's countryside

CAD 23.00

In Blockchain Chicken Farm, the technologist and writer Xiaowei Wang explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China. Their discoveries force them to challenge the standard idea that rural culture and people are backward, conservative, and intolerant. Instead, they find that rural China has not only adapted to rapid globalization but has actually innovated the technology we all use today.

 

From pork farmers using AI to produce the perfect pig, to disruptive luxury counterfeits and the political intersections of e-commerce villages, Wang unravels the ties between globalization, technology, agriculture, and commerce in unprecedented fashion. Accompanied by humorous “Sinofuturist” recipes that frame meals as they transform under new technology, Blockchain Chicken Farm is an original and probing look into innovation, connectivity, and collaboration in the digitized rural world.

 

Xiaowei Wang

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020

248 pages, 19 X 13 cm

Edition *
You have successfully subscribed!
Our purchase system is limited for now to deliveries in Canada and the United States. We can still ship your order if you send us an email. Please send your book order and mailing address to books@cca.qc.ca, and we’ll get back to you within one business day. Thanks!
x