Either to be a "scholar" with the surname telemarketing list of the party, and to obtain sufficient material and even domestic reputation protection; Just think without speaking; or simply get rid of this environment, speak comfortably, be a person comfortably, but at the same time may also bear considerable burden and pain. I remember that there was an academic conference held in China, and Professor He Weifang from Beijing also attended. A colleague sitting next to me whispered, "He's under internal control," implying that we should be careful not to touch casually. This disguised and inexplicable "political isolation" is also a pain that critical scholars must endure in China.
Xu Zhangrun from Tsinghua University and Cai Xia from the Central Party School we saw this year also belong to the last type of scholars. If you have read the early works of Wang Huning, the "Three Generations National Teacher", it must be hard to imagine from his early thoughts that he would become the spiritual pillar of China's propaganda department today. Wang's remarks in the 1980s were somewhat critical, which can also be seen in his early book "Life in Politics". However, what we seem to see in his remarks today is only "party spirit", and academicity has become a decoration. Taking him as an example, what I want to illustrate is that a scholar can also change.