China's success on economic growth and its exploration on political reform in the past few decades have attracted the attention from worldwide economic and political experts. This book studies China's transformation and experience from a sociological perspective, which broadens the research horizons and explores more complexity in contemporary China.
This book examines China's social structural transformation, especially its implications on resource allocation and expounds on China's sociology academic history. In addition, it covers a broad range of issues including China's experience of reform and development, urbanization, social hierarchy change, social conflicts, social management, mass consumption, etc. Lastly, it investigates China's "urban village" as a byproduct of economic development and urbanization, which is rarely seen in other countries. These themes are key to understanding contemporary Chinese society, which makes this book a valuable reference for specialists on Chinese studies and those who are interested in contemporary China.
Table of Contents
List of figures. List of tables Chapter 1 Another Invisible Hand: The Structural Transformation of the Society Chapter 2 The Implications of Chinese Structural Transformations for Resource Allocation Chapter 3 Searching for Modernization: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Reformation Chapter 4 "Chinese School" of Sociology in the First Half of 20th Century Chapter 5 "Chinese Experience" of Reform and Development Chapter 6 Urbanization and a New Phase for Chinese Development Chapter 7 On the Structure of Class and Stratum since China's Reform Chapter 8 Social Conflict and Class Consciousness: A Research on Contradictions in China Today Chapter 9 Problems on China Strengthening and Innovating Social Management Chapter 10 Mass Consumption Stage and Social Reform Chapter 11 Radical Changes: the End of the Village-Studies on the Villages in the City Chapter 12 Examine the "Urban Village"-My Methodology to Study "the End of Village" Index. Note on Romanization and Translation
Peilin Li is a professor of sociology and academician, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, chief editor of academic Journal Sociological Studies. His research interests include social development, social structure and social policies. He has published many monographs, including Chinese Society: Change and Transformation (Routledge, 2012).