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.
Wang Weiguang is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences. Now he also a Deputy Secretary of the Party and Executive, Vice-President of College in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and once held the position of Principal of Party School of the CPC Central Committee. He is the candidate in Seventeenth CPC Central Committee, one of representatives in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth National Congress and the Tenth People's Congress, the committeeman of Law Committee under National People's Congress, and the Director of Study of Marxism Foundation in China, the president of Chinese Dialectical Research Seminar and Deng Xiaoping Theory Research Seminar as well as the Chief Professional in Marxism Theory Research and Construction Project Consulting Committee. In 1987, he won the honorary title of Chinese Doctorate Degree Recipient for Prominent Contribution awarded by the State Council.
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