1st Edition

China's Social Credit Theoretical, Empirical Research, and Countermeasures

By Zhai Xuewei, Huang Xiaoye Copyright 2023
    230 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book analyses credit crisis issues in China from the aspect of individuals, enterprises, and government through investigations of six Chinese urban and rural areas.

    After China’s reform and opening up in the 1970s, a slew of new problems involving integrity, trust, and credit appeared with the establishment of a market economy and the creation of new business opportunities. To track these phenomena down to their very origins and to explore the theoretical principles underlying them through a truly holistic sociology, this book highlights a native Chinese perspective when dissecting and analysing the characteristics of their origins, mechanisms, and manifestations.

    The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of economic sociology, Chinese studies, and those who are interested in the sociology of credibility in general.

    1. Clarification of Concepts and Theoretical Exploration  2. The History and Tradition of China’s Social Credit  3. The Status Quo of China’s Social Credit  4. Humanity and Morality  5. Institution and Trust  6. Social Credit: Relationship, or Social Capital  7. Social Credit in China in the Internet Era  8. Funneling Theory


    Professor Zhai Xuewei is the Director of Sociology Department at Nanjing University, China. His research interests include the localisation of sociology and social psychology. He is also Yangtze River Distinguished Professor at the Ministry of Education.

    Huang Xiaoye is Professor at the School of Marxism of Hohai University, Nanjing, China, with a PhD in management.