This book examines the explicit effects of global connectivity on local culture and society in post-reform mainland China. It focuses on individual level globalization in China and how global socialization impacts local residents’ behaviors, lifestyle, value orientation and the consequence of local transformation. Asking questions such as:
Jiaming Sun uses an original micro-level relational approach to analyse how different types of individual global connections may make a difference and constitute certain outcomes of local transformation, the outcome being that global connections are capable of facilitating local transformation across different spatial, economic, and cultural settings.
"The book is a welcome addition to scholarship on globalization and on China and the nexus between the two" - Danielle Tan, Institute for East Asian Studies, Lyon, France, China Information
1. Introduction: From the Middle Kingdom to a Global Power 2. Understanding People-Based Global Connections 3. Bringing the Individuals Back into Globalization Study 4. Chinese Global Ties From Past to Present 5. Chinese Global Connections: From Institutions to Individuals 6. Local Transformations Impacted by Global Connections 7. Mosaic: Global Connections Make Differences 8. The Big Picture: Chinese Globalization