Disability Rights v. Quality Birth Rhetoric: The Construction of Disability in China

25 Pages Posted: 6 May 2013 Last revised: 25 Nov 2013

Yee-Fui Ng

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article explores the tension between the Chinese government’s strong engagement in disability rights and simultaneous focus on ‘quality births’, which results in the abortion of disabled foetuses. At a broader level, the author examines the politicised and cultural construction of disability in China by scrutinising how the ‘disabled’ are defined, administered, policed and governed in postsocialist China.

Keywords: China, disability rights, Suzhi, disability, one child policy, regulation, governance

Suggested Citation

Ng, Yee-Fui, Disability Rights v. Quality Birth Rhetoric: The Construction of Disability in China (2012). (2012) LAWASIA Journal 1; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2261015

Yee-Fui Ng (Contact Author)

RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law ( email )

Melbourne
Australia

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