SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Tim Pringle

BA (Leeds); PhD (Warwick)
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Department of Development Studies

Senior Lecturer in Labour, Social Movements and Development

Dr Tim Pringle
Email address:
020 7898 4678
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Office Hours:
Tuesday 4 - 6pm
On Sabbatical:
Term 1 2016/17



Authored Books

Pringle, Tim and Clarke, Simon (2011) The Challenge of Transition: Trade Unions in Russia, China and Vietnam. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Non-Governmental Public Action)

Pringle, Tim (2011) Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest. London: Routledge. (Routledge Contemporary China Series)

Book Chapters

Pringle, Tim (2015) 'Trade Union reform in Russia and China: Harmony, Partnership and the power from below.' In: Chan, Anita, (ed.), Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Pringle, Tim (2015) 'Comparing Trade Union Reform in Transitional Societies: Vietnam, China and Russia.' In: Artus, I. and Blien, U. and Holland, J. and Phan, H., (eds.), Labour Market and Industrial Relations in Vietnam. Baden-Baden: Nomos; Bloomsbury, pp. 337-358.

Pringle, Tim (2015) 'Labour as an Agent of Change: the case of China.' In: Pradella, Lucia and Marois, Thomas, (eds.), Polarising Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis. London: Pluto Press, pp. 192-202.

Pringle, Tim (2013) 'Labour unrest and institutional reform in China [In German].' In: Arbeitskämpfe in China. Berichte von der Werkbank der Welt (Workers' Struggles in China. Reports from the Workshop of the World). Vienna: Promedia.

Pringle, Tim (2013) 'Social Justice and the Transition to the Market; trade unions in Russia, China and Vietnam.' In: Howell, Jude, (ed.), Non Government Public Action and Social Justice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Non-Governmental Public Action)

Pringle, Tim (2009) 'Causes, implementation and consequences of ‘Xiagang'.' In: Luk, Phyllis, (ed.), Xiagang: Sacrifices in the Transformation of Labour Policy in China: From State to Market. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resources Centre.

Pringle, Tim (2004) 'Chinese Migrants.' In: Asia Migrant Centre Annual Year Book. Hong Kong: Asia Migrant Centre.

Pringle, Tim (2003) 'Reflections on Chinese Labour Law.' In: Frost, Stephen and Omana, George and Shepherd, Ed, (eds.), Asia Pacific Labour Law Review, Workers Rights for the New Century. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resources Centre.


Pringle, Tim (2017) 'A Solidarity Machine? Hong Kong Labour NGOs in Guangdong.' Critical Sociology. (Forthcoming)

Pringle, Tim (2016) 'A Class against Capital: Class and Collective Bargaining in Guangdong.' Globalizations.

Pringle, Tim (2016) 'Strikes and labour relations in China.' Workers of the World, 1 (8). pp. 122-142.

Pringle, Tim (2015) 'Labour under threat: The rise and (possible) fall of ‘collective bargaining' in South China.' International Union Rights, 22 (4). pp. 3-5.

Pringle, Tim (2013) 'Reflections on Labor in China: From a Moment to a Movement.' South Atlantic Quarterly, 112 (1). pp. 191-202.

Pringle, Tim (2013) 'Review of: 'From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China', edited by Sarosh Kuruvilla, Ching Kwan Lee and Mary Gallagher. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2011.' British Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (1). pp. 199-201.

Pringle, Tim and Clarke, Simon and Do, Chi Quynh (2011) 'The resolution of collective labour disputes in Russia, China and Vietnam: the role of trade unions.' Conflict and Cooperation: The International Symposium of Collective Labor Dispute Resolution and Regulation, Beijing, 17-18 December. pp. 107-122.

Clarke, Simon and Pringle, Tim (2009) 'Can party-led trade unions represent their members?' Post-Communist Economies, 21 (1). pp. 85-101.

Pringle, Tim and Frost, Stephen D. (2003) '“The Absence of Rigor and the Failure of Implementation”: Occupational Health and Safety in China.' International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 9 (4). pp. 309-319.

Book Reviews

Pringle, Tim (2013) 'Review of: 'China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, Diversity and Disparity' edited by Peter Sheldon, Sunghoon Kim, Yiqiong Li and Malcolm Warner. London and New York: Routledge, 2013 and 'Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China' by Jaesok Kim. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013.' The China Quarterly, 216 . pp. 1065-1067.


Pringle, Tim (2016) 'Taking matters into their own hands.' New Internationalist Magazine, Sep . pp. 22-23.

Pringle, Tim (2006) 'Is there a labour movement in China?' Asian Labour Update (59).

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