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Great Changes and Social Governance in Contemporary China

  • Peilin Li


  • Describes the ongoing social transformation in China from various perspectives

  • Provides abundant empirical data collected from long-term field studies

  • Summarizes the most important recent research findings on China’s reforms


Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Social Structure Transition and Social Governance System Innovation

  3. The Rise of New Society and Innovative System of Social Governance

  4. Social Attitude Changes and Social Governance System Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  5. Social Policy System Reform and Social Governance System Innovation

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive review of the far-reaching social changes that have taken place since the start of the Chinese economic reform and opening up of Chinese society over 30 years ago. As such, it examines various aspects of the social transformation of China, from urbanization, population aging and social governance to family structure, youth society and social mentality. It identifies major issues and challenges emerging during the process of the great social change, and proposes solutions to aid in future strategic planning. The analysis is supported by a wealth of empirical data collected in the course of extended social survey research. The book also provides a systematic summary of the most important research findings from the past few years, helping readers to understand and interpret the ongoing and complex process of transformation in Chinese society.


Organizational structure of social governance Population ageing and its impacts Social construction Social governance Strategies of social policy making Urbanization and social structural change

Editors and affiliations

  • Peilin Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

About the editors

Peilin Li, the director of the Institute of sociology, CASS, senior researcher, doctoral supervisor, president of Sociology Society, and chief editor of Sociological Studies. Li graduated from Sorbonne University, Paris, France as PhD. Li’ s research fields include: enterprise organization structure, social Structural changes, social stratification, and evaluation of development, etc. The representative works are China Social Structural Transformation: Sociological Analysis on Economical System Reform and Employment and Institution Changes, etc.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Great Changes and Social Governance in Contemporary China
  • Editors Peilin Li
  • Series Title China Insights
  • Series Abbreviated Title China Insights
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information China Social Sciences Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-45733-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51612-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-45734-4
  • Series ISSN 2363-7579
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-7587
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIII, 185
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Political Science
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