Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China

1st Edition

By Xueyi Lu


216 pages

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Hardback: 9780367404055
pub: 2020-01-24
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What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.

This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures that Dr. Lu Xueyi, the former Head of the Institute of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has published since the 1980s. The author discusses the social structure, social stratification, social construction and development of contemporary Chinese society. Arguing that the gap between economic and social development has become the major social issue facing modern China, the author advocates paying close attention to the country’s social structure and the growth of the middle-class.

The book will be of interest for all scholars and students of Sociology and Chinese Studies.

Table of Contents

1. A Study on Basic Ideas and Strategies for Establishing a New Urban Housing System 2. New Situation and New Tasks at the New Stage of Rural Development 3. Accelerating the Reform of the Current Household Registration System 4. The Program of Building a New Countryside in Jiangsu Province must be Halted Immediately 5. Toward a Comprehensive, Coordinated, and Sustainable Development of the Chinese Society 6. Theory and Practice of Social Construction 7. The Core Task of Social Construction at the New Stage: Adjustment of Social Structure 8. Building New Socialist Cities should be the Strategic Focus of the "Twelfth Five-Year" Plan 9. China’s Current Economic and Social Situation and Social Construction 10. Social Construction is the Realization of Social Modernization 11. China’s Main Task in the Next 30 Years is Social Modernization 12. The Era of Social Construction Has Arrived

About the Author

Lu Xueyi graduated from the Department of Philosophy of Peking University in 1962 and from the Institute of Philosophy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He was also the research fellow of the Institute of Sociology of the CASS and an Elected Honorary Member of the CASS in 2006.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes