Social Transformations in Chinese Societies

The Official Annual of the Hong Kong Sociological Association


Social Transformations in Chinese Societies is the official annual of The Hong Kong Sociological Association. It publishes articles of original research that addresses theoretical, methodological, or substantive issues of sociological significance about or related to social transformations in Chinese societies. The focus is mainly on Hong Kong, Taiwan, the mainland, Singapore, and Chinese overseas. Review essays of exceptionally high quality are also welcome.


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Biographical Note

Yanjie Bian is Professor and Head in the Division of Social Science and Director of the Survey Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published on work, social stratification, and social networks in contemporary China. Chan Kwok-bun is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, and Director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. His current research interests are in migration, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, and diasporas; ethnic identities and ethnicities; business networks and ethnic capitalism; medical sociology; and family and marriage. ( Cheung Tak-sing is Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His current research interests are Confucianism, modernity and Chinese social thought. (

Table of contents

Volume One: Public Trust in a Transitional Democracy: Modeling the Changes in Taiwan, 1990–2003: Tony Tam and Chang Ly-yun Material Rewards to Multiple Capitals Under Market-Socialism in China: Deborah Davis, Bian Yan-jie and Wang Shaoguang Body Disabled? Rethinking Disability and Social Integration in Hong Kong: Agnes Ku S. M. and Jenifer Tam P. Y. Observations on the Design and Implementation of Sample Surveys in China: Donald J. Treiman, William M. Mason, Lu Yao, Pan Yi, Qi Yaqiang and Song Shige Family Customs and Farmland Reallocations in Contemporary Chinese Villages: Jonathan Unger Chinese NGOs Strive to Survive: Chan Kin-man, Qiu Haixiong and Zhu Jiangang The Chinese Diaspora and International Migration: Zhou Min The Stranger’s Plight, and Delight: Chan Kwok-bun Book Reviews The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921–1969, by Cindy Chu Yik-yi. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 213 pp. ISBN 1–4039–6586–2 Chu Yin-wah A Research Report of Social Stratification in Contemporary China, edited by Lu Xueyi. Beijing: Social Sciences Documentation Publishing House, 2001. 411 pp. ISBN 7–80149–632–9/D.099 Liu Xin God and Caesar in China: Policy Implications of Church-State Tensions, edited by Jason Kindopp and Carol Lee Hamrin. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2004. vii + 200 pp. ISBN 0–8157–4937–6 Chan Shun-hing Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation, and the Global City, edited by Agnes Ku S. and Pun Ngai. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. xxvi + 261 pp. ISBN 0–415–33209–5 Hung Ho-fung Notice to Contributors


All those interested in sociological studies of Chinese societies, particularly in the issues and problems arsing from the processes of social transformation in these societies