Social Engineering and the Social Sciences in China, 1919-1949

Social Engineering and the Social Sciences in China, 1919-1949

by Yung-chen Chiang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521027241

ISBN-13: 9780521027243

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Yung-then Chiang tells the story of the origins, visions, and achievements of the social sciences in China during the first half of the twentieth century. He focuses on the efforts of social scientists at three institutions to relate their disciplines to the needs of Chinese society. As all three groups received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, their stories…  See more details below

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Yung-then Chiang tells the story of the origins, visions, and achievements of the social sciences in China during the first half of the twentieth century. He focuses on the efforts of social scientists at three institutions to relate their disciplines to the needs of Chinese society. As all three groups received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, their stories offer a window onto Sino-American interactions, revealing how the social sciences became a lingua franca of the cultural frontier. This study advances our understanding of the transfer, indigenization, and international patronage of social science disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027243
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on Names and Romanization
1Introduction1
2The Yanjing Sociology Department: The Social Service Phase, 1919-192523
3The Yanjing Sociology Department: From Social Service to Social Engineering, 1925-194546
4The Nankai Institute of Economics: The Germinating Stage, 1927-193178
5The Nankai Institute of Economics: Academic Entrepreneurship and Social Engineering, 1931-1947103
6Marxism, Revolution, and the Study of Chinese Society136
7Genesis of a Marxist Social Science Enterprise in the Early 1930s159
8The Social Sciences, Agrarian China, and the Advocacy of Revolution184
9The Rockefeller Foundation and Chinese Academic Enterprise222
10Conclusion: The Legacy256
Glossary270
Bibliography277
Index293

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