Shixin Huang is a PhD Candidate at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Her research interests broadly lie in the politics of disability in contemporary China. One line of her research focuses on unraveling people with disabilities and their family members’ negotiation and contestation of citizenship, political identity, and social inclusion. The other line pays attention to disability policies that influence the everyday life of people with disabilities, especially inclusive education and family care.

From State Humanitarianism to Equal Citizens: The Making of Disability Subjects in China

On 23 January 2020, the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, went into lockdown. That day changed the lives of tens of thousands of citizens in China—and the world thereafter—including those of a family with two children with disability. On that day, Yan Xiaowen, the father of two boys with […]

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