As a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Wang Hui’s proposals give indications of the practical, policy-oriented side of this important contemporary intellectual. One proposal addresses deficiencies in rural education, a major obstacle to social mobility and equality in China. A second, on agricultural policy and self-sufficiency, outlines some of the negative consequences resultant from China’s position in the global food system. A third, on irregularities in wage payment and contracts for construction workers, addresses the failure to enforce construction workers’ legal rights and suggests ameliorative measures.
Christopher Connery is professor of literature and cultural studies at UC Santa Cruz and is Ziqiang Professor of Cultural Studies at Shanghai University. He has published on imperial Chinese literary culture, capitalist oceanic geographies, the global 1960s, and contemporary Chinese intellectual politics. He is currently working on a book project on Chinese neoliberalism.
Christopher Connery; Introduction. boundary 2 1 May 2019; 46 (2): 189–191. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-7497104
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