Society Building

Society Building

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In Chinaa€™s future social development, there is likely to be an interest in a€œsociety buildinga€ with interactions between top-down and bottom-up approaches, along with a deepened level of social reform and the construction of a harmonious or a€œsymbiotica€ society. This represents one of Chinaa€™s social development models, and is reflected in the Communist Party of China (CPC) and state policy. The term a€œsociety buildinga€ was proposed by Chinese thinkers nearly one century ago, and has been used by Chinese sociologists to study Chinese society since the 1930s. In the 21st century, a€œsociety buildinga€ has been approached as an interdisciplinary concept by Chinese social scientists. The main concern of China for its future social development is to enhance its peoplea€™s wellbeing and encourage them to build Chinese society in innovative and creative ways. This volume showcases the latest research of non-Chinese scholars relating to this indigenous concept and to Chinaa€™s social development in the global context. It tackles the following topics: the assessment of the social impact of infrastructure projects; Chinaa€™s reforms and its changing political system; whether or not the Singapore model is suitable for China to follow; soft power through education; and boundaries, cosmopolitanisms and spaces in Chinese and international cities. The book will be of interest to academics, professionals, practitioners, university students and the general public seeking a comprehensive understanding of China.App. C-4) of this historic meeting was published on the Network (Magazine of the BSA. 2013. Summer: 45). Fig. ... From left to right: Li Peilin, Lu Xueyi, Martin Albrow and Zhu Di Sadly, one month later Professor Lu suddenly left us, leaving us with too much sorrow and ... May his work continue to inspire the next generation of sociologists. theme a€œchanging societya€ is close to a€œsociety buildinga€, and this.

Title:Society Building
Author: Xiangqun Chang
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-04-23

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