Yu Jianrong

China, USSR, and Desperate Dire Predictions

A commentary [zh] widely published in China’s state media warns that the “European and American model of capitalism and constitutionalism”, promoted online by doom-laden false rumors, could tip China into an...

Netizen Voices: Don’t Smother Our “Chinese Dream”

Yu Jianrong, director of the Rural Development Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has championed social causes through social media. In 2011, he ran a Weibo campaign in which he asked netizens to post photos of...

Word of the Week: Take a Walk

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Yu Jianrong: Reassessing China’s ‘Rigid Stability’

In an essay translated by Jason Todd, professor Yu Jianrong argues that China’s fixation on “stability at all costs” is misguided and unsustainable. He advocates the cultivation of a resilient and dynamic...

Academic Outraged at U.K. Visa Hukou Demand

Yu Jianrong, a professor of rural affairs at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is to meet with the British ambassador after outsourced visa processing staff insisted on seeing his hukou household registration document....

Breaking the Cycle of Petition and Interception

ChinaGeeks’ Charles Custer has translated a Caixin opinion piece by Yu Jianrong of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu outlines various problems with and resulting from China’s petitioning system and the...

China’s “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

As the season of lists gets underway, Foreign Policy has released its ranking of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012. Fresh from his coronation as GQ magazine’s Rebel of the Year, and leading the Chinese contingent at...

Yu Jianrong Posts 10-year Reform Plan

Scholar Yu Jianrong has posted a detailed plan to bring social and political reform to China. China Media Project has translated the plan, which was first posted on Yu’s microblog site. From CNP’s introduction: Yu...

China’s Violent Push for “Stability”

China Media Project translates an article by Fellow Yu Jianrong, originally published in January in Xinhua’s International Herald Leader. Yu argues that the government’s obsession with stability above all else is...

Yu Jianrong on Closing of Migrant Schools

China Media Project has translates an online chat conducted with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Yu Jianrong about the recent closures of schools for the children of migrant workers: Over the past six months, more...

Ear to the Ground

China Daily USA Edition profiles Yu Jianrong, a scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences who also advocates on behalf of petitioners, rural residents, and other disenfranchised members of Chinese society: Yu Jianrong...



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