1. "Thought Work" in the Praetorian Public Sphere -- 2. Thought-Work Institutions Under Reform -- 3. The Commercialization of Thought Work -- 4. The Globalization of Thought Work -- 5. The Pluralization of Thought Work -- 6. The Struggle to Reassert Control -- 7. Thought Work and the Transition from Authoritarian Rule.
This book argues that a combination of property rights reform, administrative fragmentation, and technological advance has caused the post-Mao Chinese state to lose a significant degree of control over "thought work," the management of propagandistic communications flowing into and through Chinese society.