Rental Housing: Surveillance of Rural Migrants

  • Yue GongEmail author


This chapter discusses the ongoing policing of migrants in rental housing and focuses on the government’s new program—rental housing management. Gong describes his experience of entering a residential compound and interacting with its migrant residents and goes on to examine the strengthened surveillance of migrants across China and in the compound as a case. Gong argues that rental housing management functions as another kind of “filter” to exclude migrants regarded as potential threats to social stability and manufacturing production.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shenzhen Graduate SchoolPeking UniversityShenzhenChina

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