Blockchain Chicken Farm

And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside

256 pages

English language

Published July 10, 2020 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

ISBN:
9780374721251

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Note about the author: The author is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns in English.

"A brilliant and empathetic guide to the far corners of global capitalism." --Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing

From FSGO x Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world

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. …

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