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Author: Changyu Liu
In The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East Changyu Liu offers an edition of a collection of 689 cuneiform clay tablets kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (HMANE, formerly Harvard Semitic Museum), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. These administrative documents date to the Third Dynasty of Ur (Ur III, ca. 2112–2004 BCE) of Mesopotamian history and are from Puzrish-Dagan (modern Drehem in southern Iraq).

The editions of the 689 Ur III texts, arranged by their catalogue numbers, are significant for further study of how the Puzrish-Dagan organization functioned. New evidence has been gleaned and new conclusions can be drawn from texts in this book.

The Harvard Semitic Studies series publishes volumes from the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East. Other series offered by Brill that publish volumes from the Museum include Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant and Harvard Semitic Monographs, https://hmane.harvard.edu/publications.
In: The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
In: The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
In: The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
In: The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
In: The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
In: The Ur III Administrative Texts from Puzrish-Dagan Kept in the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

Abstract

China’s urbanization comes with a major issue: migrant workers work and register for permanent residence to settle in cities. This paper is the result of data analysis under a large-scale questionnaire survey of migrant workers formally employed by enterprises in 13 cities in 7 provinces nationwide. Analysis covered the issues concerning the registration of permanent residence of migrant workers to settle in cities, including the basic social population characteristics of migrant workers, their employment situation, their identification with the city, and their willingness to register for permanent residence in cities. As shown by result, the current employment trend for migrant workers was not optimistic. Their sense of identification with the city was fairish; their willingness to register for permanent residence in the city and towns was not strong. For these issues, this paper holds that high attention should be paid to safeguarding the rights and interests of migrant workers. The wages problem should be solved, and the behaviors of the labor and the capital should be governed by labor contracts. The contradiction with urbanization caused by the less than willingness of migrant workers to register for permanent residence in cities and towns should be squarely addressed.

In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 4