Social Transition in China

Social Transition in China

by Zhang Jie, Li Xiaibing
     
 

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Social Transition in China brings together the views of eleven Chinese scholars as presented at the International Symposium on Socio-Economic Transition and Cultural Reconstruction in China. These contributors combine first-hand knowledge of China with study in the United States to provide qualified assessments of the social changes brought about in China by the

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Social Transition in China brings together the views of eleven Chinese scholars as presented at the International Symposium on Socio-Economic Transition and Cultural Reconstruction in China. These contributors combine first-hand knowledge of China with study in the United States to provide qualified assessments of the social changes brought about in China by the economic reform begun by Deng Xiaoping. They examine the change to a free market, a more democratic government, and the modernization of China through the details of political change, the rural atmosphere, and the attitudes held by the people of contemporary China.

Author Biography: Zhang Jie is Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY College at Buffalo and is Executive Vice President of The Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the USA. Li Xiabing is Assistant Professor of History and associate director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is the President of ACPSS.

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A collection of papers from the "International Symposium on Socio- Economic Transition and Cultural Re-construction in China, held at Georgia Southern U. in May, 1997. Written solely by Chinese scholars, the articles offer multidisciplinary perspectives on such topics as conversion from a traditional to a modern society; China's road towards democratization, decentralization, and economic reform; social problems such as crime; the increased prevalence of advanced technology; and China's views towards the outside world in general and America in particular. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761811466
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
07/30/1998
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.78(d)

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Zhang Jie is Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY College at Buffalo and is Executive Vice President of The Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the USA. Li Xiabing is Assistant Professor of History and associate director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is the President of ACPSS.

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