Social Issues and Solutions in Transitioning China



Author: Zhu Li

Translated by Chen Shuangzhou

ISBN: 978-1-84464-530-5

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-531-2

Hardback-254 Pages

January 2019


£90 €110 $150





The development of a society is the process of solving its own conflicts, contradictions and problems. The policy of China since Reform and Opening-up has brought unprecedented vitality to China, but also brought about problems have never been seen in the Chinese history. So this work focuses on the introspection, explanation and the remedies for the Chinese society in the period of social transformation. This work collects fruits of the author in the past 20 years on this topic and is very cogent for the construction of the localization of sociology in this area. 


Chapter 1 Social Stability
Interpretation of "Social Harmony" from Sociology Perspective
Transformation of Social Integration Mechanism of China: Review on Idea of Harmonious Society
"Harmony" as Core Value in Social Transition Period
Theoretical Connotation of Social Fashion
Chapter 2 Understanding Social Issues 
"Harmony" as Core Value in Social Transition Period
Theoretical Definition of Social Problems
Correct Understanding of Social Problems
Vulnerable Population and Social Support
Chapter 3 Migrant Workers 
Identification of Citizens-To-Be
Collective Prejudice and Discrimination: Frictional Interaction between Migrant Workers and Citizens
Urban Adaptation of Immigration Stratum
Stratum and Social Status of Migrant Workers
Differences and Commons of Social Adaptation among Chinese and Foreign Migrant Workers
Chapter 4 Issues of Anomie
Three-Dimensional Analytic Model on Anomie
Discussion on Social Anomie
The Second-Type Norms in Chinese Society: Social Mechanism of Anomies
Dilemma in Social Norm Construction: Strategic Choices of Three Rational Men
Why Difficult to Follow Norms: Discussion on Theoretical Proposition of Norms and Anomies 
Chapter 5 Social Emergency 
Chinese Social Risks: Social Conflicts in Mass Incidents
A Constituent of Modern Collective Behavior-on the Theory of Combustion-Supporting Net
Emotional Resonance in Structure Box: Occurrence of Mass Incidents of
Public Security


About Author: 

Zhu Li, Ph.D. Graduated with the bachelor degree from Philosophy Department in Nanjing University (NJU) in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree from Sociology Department in NJU. Currently tenured as professor and doctoral advisor in Sociology Department in NJU. He serves as a council member in Chinese Sociological Association, vice chairman of Jiangsu Sociological Association, and chairman of Nanjing Sociological Association. He has 15 publications, including but not limited to, Living Conditions and Relief System of Lower Class Social Populations in Urban China (Beijing: China Social Sciences Publishing House, 2014), Out of Vortex of Social Contradictions and Conflicts: Chinas Major Emergencies and Management (Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2012), Contemporary Social Issues in China (Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2008), Urban Adaptation of Domestic and Foreign Migrant Workers (Nanjing : Jiangsu People's Publishing House, 2009), Transitional Pain: Social Anomie during Transition (Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2006), and Chinese Migrant Workers (Fujian People's Publishing House, 2002). Principal investigators in more than 30 National Social Science Funding such as numbered 14ZDA061 Studies on Tendency Analysis and Solution Strategy of Social Conflicts in China. Finished more than 200 journal articles and publications among which 50 are reprinted by Xinhua Digest and Literature Copy of Renmin University of China. The top 20 Chinese social science scholars of highly cited and scholarly  impact. His main research areas include social conflicts, social anomie, social charity, social construction and so on.

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