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Chinese Society - Change and Transformation

1st Edition

Edited by Li Peilin


292 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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There is growing interest in social transformation in contemporary China, with much work published on the subject. This book is different from other books in that it presents an overview of the work of Chinese sociologists on how Chinese society is changing. It reports on a great deal of original research by leading, outstanding Chinese scholars, including extensive fieldwork and large-scale social change survey data, and covers comprehensively the full range of aspects of the subject. It assesses developments since the beginning of reform in China, and provides, overall, a comprehensive understanding of China’s social development and of the likely impact of future social changes on China.

Table of Contents

Introduction Li Peilin 1. Chinese Society and China Experiences Li Peilin 2. Marriage and Faith Yang Shanhua 3. Lineage and Family Zhang Xiaojun 4. Ethnicities and Ethnic Relations Hao Shiyuan 5. Social Mentality and Contemporary Changes Zhou Xiaohong 6. Demographic Transition and Economic and Social Development Cai Fang 7. The Political System and Reform in China Yang Dali 8. Urbanization and Urban-Rural Relations Cai Ho 9. Social Stratification and Institutional Change Li Qiang 10. Migrant Workers and Social Mobility Li Chunling 11. Anti-Poverty and Social Policies Guan Xinping

About the Editor

Li Peilin is Professor and Director of the Institute of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and President of the Chinese Sociological Association

About the Series

China Policy Series

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures.  It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies