This chapter examines female child traffickers, about whom little has been previously studied. It starts with a review of existing literature on internal child trafficking in China to provide background knowledge. It then moves on to present and analyse the primary findings. It reveals that rather than being sophisticated organised criminals and evil women as depicted in the popular media and previous scholarly research, the female child traffickers here were ordinary women and members of a vulnerable, marginalised population. Therefore, a link is forged between the women’s disadvantaged social conditions and their engagement in child trafficking.


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© Anqi Shen 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teesside UniversityUK

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