Sociology and Socialism in Contemporary China
First published in 1979.
Sociology flourished in China during the 1930s and 1940s but with the establishment of the People's Republic of China, controversies arose over the place of sociology in the process of socialist construction.
Siu-lun Wong analyses the reasons for this change in the fortune of sociological studies in China and examines it in relation to the country's contemporary political system.
1 The growth of sociology in pre-Liberation China 2 Sociology under socialism 3 Social investigation and research 4 Ethnology and the minority nationalities 5 The four histories6 Reflections—sociology and society