An introduction to Volume 1 of the book ‘The Creation of Value by Living Labour: A Normative and Empirical Study’. By Cheng Enfu, Wang Guijin and Zhu Kui, vol. 1. London and Istanbul: Canut Press. 2018.
I was the translating editor for the book and wrote this introduction, mainly directed to Western readers, to state why I consider it an important contribution to our understanding of the Chinese economy, the role played in it by modern mental labour including creative, scientific and managerial labour, and the way Chinese Marxist writers are attempting to address the theoretical issues involved.
A separate introduction to Volume 2 is included in the academia site.