Society Building

- A China model of social development

Understanding China and the World series Vol. I

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Product details

  • Book title: Society Building- A China model of social development
  • Series name and No: Understanding China and the World series Vol. I
  • Numbers of page: 238
  • Publisher: London: Global China Press; Beijing New World Press
    in associate with Cambridge Press (first edition in 2014)
  • Publishing date: 2 November 2015
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
  • ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-910334-02-7; Hardcover: 978-1-910334-05-8
  • Price: Paperback: £22.99; Hardcover: £52.99

About the Editor

Xiangqun Chang is Director of CCPN Global, Editor of Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), Chief Editor of Global China Press, and Senior Consultant of Global China Unit . She is also Honorary Professor at University College London, UK, and holder of several professorships and senior fellowships at Peking, Renmin, Fudan and Sun Yat-sen universities in China. Her publications include Guanxi or Li shang wanglai? Reciprocity, Social Support Networks, & Social Creativity in a Chinese Village (2009, 2010).

Product Description

In China’s future social development, there is likely to be an interest in ‘society building’ with interactions between top-down and bottom-up approaches, along with a deepened level of social reform and the construction of a harmonious or ‘symbiotic society’. This represents one of China’s social development models, and is reflected in the Communist Party of China (CPC) and state policy. The term ‘society building’ was proposed by Chinese thinkers nearly a century ago and was used by Chinese sociologists to study Chinese society since the 1930s. In the 21st century, ‘society building’ has been used as an interdisciplinary concept by Chinese social scientists. The main concern of China for its future social development is to enhance its people’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 China’s social development in a global context. It tackles the following topics: the assessment of the social impact of infrastructure projects; China’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.

About the book series and background

Society Building: A China Model of Social Development is the second volume in the 'Understanding China and the World series', edited by the late Chinese sociologist ZHENG Hangsheng (1936–2014) and British–Chinese scholar Xiangqun Chang. Both the title of the volume and book series deliberately reflect a new perspective on China, putting China in the context of globalization and inspiring comparative studies that enable non-Chinese to understand China and the world.

This book was first published in 2014 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP). This new edition is published in association with CSP, by the UK-based Global China Press (GCP) and New World Press (NWP). GCP is the first publisher specializing in dual language publications that focus on Chinese perspectives of the world and human knowledge and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context. NWP was founded in 1951 and is a member of the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). It publishes multilingual books on social sciences, literature, management and other disciplines that serve to introduce China to the world. As early as the 1980s, NWP published the China Study series in English, covering China’s economy, politics, ethnicity, population, history, sociology and anthropology, and including Fei Xiaotong’s Toward a People’s Anthropology (1981), Chinese Village Close-Up (1982) and Small Towns in China (1986). NWP is republishing the China Study series jointly with GCP, supplemented by new titles.

 

《社会建设

— 中国社会发展的一种模式》

读懂中国与世界系列丛书  第一辑

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产品介绍

  • 书名:《社会建设— 中国社会发展的一种模式》
  • 系列名称及卷次:读懂中国与世界系列丛书  第一辑
  • 页数: 282页
  • 出版社: 伦敦:全球中国出版社; 北京:新世界出版社
  • 出版时间: 2015年11月
  • 语言: 中文
  • 尺寸: 17 x 24 cm
  • 书号: 平装ISBN: 978-1-910334-02-7
  •   精装ISBN: 978-1-910334-07-2
  • 价格: 平装 £26.99; 精装£58.99

编者

      本书由常向群主编,她是全球中国比较研究会会长、《中国比较研究》主编、全球中国出版社总编和全球中国智库资深顾问。她还是伦敦大学学院(UCL)的 荣誉教授、北大、人大、复旦和中山等多所大学的客座教授或特聘研究 员。发表各类著述约200万字,代表作为《关系抑或礼尚往来?江村互惠、社会支持网和社会创造的研究》(中英文两个版本,2009和2010年)。

内容提要

      在未来的中国社会发展中,“社会建设”这种顶层设计与下层创造相结合的互动模式将可能引起广泛兴趣,它将有助于深化改革并推动和谐社会或曰“共生社会”的建构。这种中国发展的模式已经引起中国共产党和国家的重视。“社会建设”是由中国思想家于一个多世纪前提出来的,中国社会学家自上个世纪 30年代始将它用于研究中国社会。从21世纪以来,“社会建设”被中国社会科学家们跨学科、跨部门广泛深入地用于提高人民的福祉,建立创新、和谐和共生社会的研究中。
      本书展示了有关这一来自中国的“本土” 概念以及关于在全球语境下的中国社会发展的非华人学者的最新研究成果。它涵盖以下内容:基础设施项目的社会影响的评估、中国的改革和不断 变化的政治制度、新加坡模式是否适合中国、中印教育软实力之比较、和中国与国际城市的内部边界、国际大都市与中介空间。本书适应于学者、 专业人士、从业者、大学生及所有想对中国的全面了解人士。

本系列丛书的背景信息

       本书为"读懂中国与世界"系列丛书的第一本,该丛书由中国著名已故社会学家郑杭生(1936-2014年)和英籍华人学者常向群共同主编。郑杭生与陆学艺 和费孝通被一些社会学者形象地比喻为“中国社会学的金字塔”,其中费居于塔尖,陆和郑位于两侧。郑杭生对陆学艺在晚年致力于把“社会建设”这个中国的社会 学的本土概念推向国际社会学界的努力非常赞赏,亲自为这本纪念陆学艺的文集的中译本作序,指出此书“是国外学者首次应用中国社会学的概念研究中国社会并作 比较研究的积极尝试;把英文著作即时地翻译成中文并同步出版,使国内外学者可以用自己的语言同时了解同样的内容,为国内外学者对同一话语的学术上的同频沟通提供了可能;此书的英汉两个版本在英国的出版,有助于推动‘社会建设’融入人类知识的共享资源,标志着中国与世界其他国家和地区的社会科学的学术交流进入了一个新的历史时期。”
       "读懂中国与世界"系列丛书由全球中国出版社和新世界出版社联合出版。全球中国出版社是世界上第一个致力于出版英汉双语的社会科学与人文科学著作的出版公司,专注于出版中国比较研究的著述,还包括在全球语境下对世界和人类知识研究的中华视野,以及对中国研究的非中华视野。新世界出版社成立于1951年,隶属于中国国际出版集团,主要以多语种出版社科、文学、经管和外宣等图书。早在上个世纪 80 年代就用英文出版“中国研究丛书”,包括中国政治、经济社会、民族、人口、社会学和人类学著作,如费孝通的《迈向世界的人类学》 (1981 年 ) 、《三访江村》 (1982年 ) 、《中国小城镇》 (1986 年 ) 。这两个出版社正在合作再版上述“中国研究丛书”,并将陆续推出新的相关研究成果。

 

    

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