Titel: The Structure and Evolution of Chinese Social Stratification
Autor/en: Li Yi
Oktober 2005 - kartoniert - 231 Seiten
There have been two great shifts of power on the world stage during the past five centuries: the rise of Europe following the Industrial Revolution, and the rise of the United States after its Civil War. As we speak, a new power shift is beginning to take shape: the rise of Asia. Leading Asia's charge toward the world's center stage are the reemerging powers of China and India. To answer and adapt to such new challenges, the United States must develop a thorough understanding of the society of China.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Chinese Social Stratification before 1949
Chapter 3 Chinese Social Stratification and the Cadre System 1949-1959
Chapter 4 Chinese Social Stratification and the Cadre System 1959-1979
Chapter 5 Chinese Social Stratification and the Cadre System 1979-1993
Chapter 6 Chinese Social Stratification and the Civil Service System after 1993
Chapter 7 Understanding Chinese Social Stratification: The National University Entrance Examination, the Household Registration System, and the Work Unit
Chapter 8 Summary: Chinese Social Stratification after 1949
Li Yi is the author of two books and a dozen journal articles on Chinese society and culture. He received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before coming to the United States in 1994, Dr. Li was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Northwestern School of Law in China.
...a comprehensive treatment of such an important topic...laid out in a clear and logical way. The arguments and conclusions are based on detailed empirical statistical information of occupations and other relevant variables...insightful and provocative...from an expert who understands the Chinese society well. -- Kam Wing Chan, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Washington I have been using this book as a primary textbook in the course "Chinese Social Change after WWII" for two years...The data in this book [is] so rich and detailed, [it] enriches my teaching...This book...[is]...key for Japanese people [to] understand China. -- Dr. Hidematsu Hiyoshi, Lecturer, Nihon University, College of Humanities and Sciences Good analysis, very informative. I plan to use it again as reserved reading for my sociology course on globalization and Chinese society. -- Dr. Renxin Yang, Northern Michigan University This book provides the readers with a comprehensive understanding of the structure and evolution of the Chinese social stratification...The book...is...quite conducive to understanding the Chinese culture and society. Journal of Chinese Political Science My students are finding [The Structure and Evolution of Chinese Social Stratification] very useful...[My students] like the approach to the class structure. I intend to assign it again next year. -- Stu Shafer, Professor of Sociology, Johnson County Community College