Social Change in Contemporary China and the Theory of Social Contradictions - The Social Class and I


Author: Wang Weiguang, Huang Yusheng

ISBN: 978-1-84464-267-0

E-ISBN: 9781844643769

Hardback - 350 pages

Jan 31, 2015

English

£80 €100 $125

Description:

This book examines the various social contradictions that sit at the heart of China’s strategy of maintaining a harmonious socialist society whilst generating vertiginous economic growth. Written by a senior member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Social Change in Contemporary China and the Theory of Social Contradiction studies the roots and backgrounds of the key theories of contradiction alongside the practical implications on modern-day China. The deep research-led content is divided into two unique parts. Section one focuses on the contradictions amongst the people, whilst section two focuses on the contradictions between different social groups and social classes. Systematic and wide-ranging, this brand-new book will enable the reader to gain a clear understanding into China’s perceptions and ideas of social contradiction theory. This book will be particularly relevant to academic organisations involved in social sciences and socialism studies, Marxist theory studies, China studies and Asian studies. Published in association with the prestigious China Social Sciences Press.

Contents:

Part One: Research of People's Internal Contradiction Theory Establishing and Main Contents of People's Internal Contradiction Theory Enriching and Development of People's Internal Contradiction Theory under the New Historical Background People's Internal Contradiction is the Main Contradiction between National Relations Correctly Understanding and Handling the People's Internal Benefit Contradiction in New Period Correctly Understanding and Handling the People's Internal Thought Contradiction in New Period Correctly Understanding and Handling the Contradiction between Leaders and Masses Preventing and Correctly Handling the Sharpening of People's Internal Contradiction The Basic Principle of Handling People's Internal Contradiction Part Two: Researching Class, Stratum and Benefit Group and Their Relations in the Primary Stage of Socialism Sciences Research Method about Class, Stratum and Benefit Group and their relations New Changing of Class, Stratum and Benefit Group and their relations in China Benefit Group and its contradiction in the Primary Stage of Socialism Major Changing of Working Class in New Period New Changing of Working Class in New Period New Situations and Characters of New social Stratum and Benefit Group The Forming and Characters of Stratum of Non-public Ownership Economy The Situation and Characters of Middle Incomes at the present stage of Chinese society Correctly Handling the People's Internal Contradiction, Constructing the Socialist Harmonious Society

About the Author:

Prof. Wang Weiguang, PhD, CASS member, the president of CASS, the secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of CASS, the chairman of the Academic Divisions Presidium in CASS, member of the 18th session of the Central Committee, leader of the Chinese Local Chronicles Team. The research fields in which he has been engaged for long are Marxist theory and philosophy, studies of important theoretical and practical issues of socialism with Chinese characteristics. He was the vice president of the Central Party School. Prof. Wang has published more than 40 academic works and has published 500 and more papers in various national newspapers and magazines. His master works include On Interests, On the Theory of Social Contradictions, Exploration of Philosophy, The Socialist History, etc. Prof. Wang was honored “Chinese Doctorate Recipient with Outstanding Contribution” by the State Council, and enjoys a special allowance awarded by the council.

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