Social Transition in China brings together the views of eleven Chinese scholars as presented at the International Symposium on Socio-Economic Transition and Cultural Reconstruction in China. These contributors combine first-hand knowledge of China with study in the United States to provide qualified assessments of the social changes brought about in China by the economic reform begun by Deng Xiaoping. They examine the change to a free market, a more democratic government, and the modernization of China through the details of political change, the rural atmosphere, and the attitudes held by the people of contemporary China.
Zhang Jie is Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY College at Buffalo and is Executive Vice President of The Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the USA. Li Xiabing is Assistant Professor of History and associate director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is the President of ACPSS.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Note on Transliteration Chapter 3 Introduction: Social-Economic Transition and Cultural Reconstruction in China Chapter 4 Political Culture and Social Change: Rethinking China's Experience Chapter 5 The Social Origins of Historical Changes in Freedom of Mate Choice Under State Socialism: The Case of Urban China Chapter 6 The Role of Villager Committees in Rural China's Stability Chapter 7 Economic Reform and Social Instability in Rural China Chapter 8 Fiscal Reform and State Capacity Building Chapter 9 The Effects of Structural Changes in Community and Work Unit in China Chapter 10 Crime in China's Modernization Chapter 11 The Developments of Communication Information Infrastructure: A Revolution in Networking Chapter 12 Student Attitudes Toward Free Markets: China and the United States Compared Chapter 13 The Effect of Social Changes on Address Norms in China Chapter 14 The Resurgence of Chinese Anti-Americanism in the Post-Cold War Era