Disability Rights v. Quality Birth Rhetoric: The Construction of Disability in China
(2012) LAWASIA Journal 1
Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/14
25 Pages Posted: 6 May 2013 Last revised: 25 Nov 2013
Date Written: 2012
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
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