The 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology (IIS) was a true milestone in the history of IIS, for it heralded many firsts: the first World Congress to be held on the Asian Continent, the first to be held in China, and the largest attendance by far of any of the organization’s World Congresses.
This book is a compendium of 18 papers presented by plenary speakers from 10 different nations. It addresses sweeping issues related to the age of globalization and social change, including cultural diversities, migration and equality, social transformation, and national identity. Notable is an extraordinary diversity of viewpoints, approaches and opinions.
Social Change in the Age of Globalization should be especially useful for those interested in learning more about social change in the context of globalization, especially in nations whose sociological communities are emerging, such as China and many other Asian nations.
Jing Tiankui, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS) was vice President of the International Institute of Sociology (IIS) from 2001 to 2005, and is currently Director of the Institute of Sociology (CASS). Jing Tiankui’s current projects focus on Social Policy and Social Security in the age of Socialism’s Market Economics in China. Recent publication:
The Theory and Practice of Social Justice (2002).
Masamichi Sasaki, Ph.D. in Sociology, Princeton University, Professor of Sociology at Chuo University, Tokyo and Visiting Professor & Director of Educational and Social Survey Research Center at Hyogo Kyoiku University, Japan, was President of the International Institute of Sociology (IIS) from 1997 to 2001. His recent publications include: 'Morality in Contemporary Society’, in
The Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies (Leiden 2003) and (with T. Suzuki)
Social Attitudes in Japan: Trend and Cross-National Perspectives (2nd edition, Leiden, 2002). His current research focuses on Globalization and National Identity, and Social Trust.
Li Peilin, Ph.D., Université de Paris 1 (Sorbonne), is Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology (CASS). Li Peilin’s current projects focus on Social Survey Studies in China. Recent publication:
Social Conflicts and Class Consciousness (2005).
Table of contents
Masamichi Sasaki SECTION ONE: SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION On the Historicity of Globalization: Construction and Deconstruction of “Others”,
T. K. Oommen The Radical Changes of Chinese: Society and the Stable Progress of Chinese Sociology,
Zheng Hangsheng SECTION TWO:CULTURAL DIVERSITIES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT Globalization, Cultural Diversity and East Asia: Toward the Possibility of Cultural Co-Operation,
Aoki Tamotsu Globalization from a Sociological Angle,
Eliezer Ben-Rafael On Baseline Equality,
Jing Tiankui Globalization: Towards an East Asian Perspective,
Giovanni Arrighi SECTION THREE MIGRATION: EQUALITY AND GLOBALIZATION Globalization in the Modern World,
Vladimir I. Dobrenkov Inequalities of the World: Dimensions and Patterns,
Göran Therborn New Trends in the Current Social Stratification Structure Of China,
Li Qiang SECTION FOUR:GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: PART 1 National Community and Globalization in East Asia,
Ken’ichi Tominaga, Social Capital and Social Transformations,
Nan Lin Protecting the Rights of Children in the Age of Globalization,
Dean R. Hirsch Globalization and the “Chinese Experience”,
Li Peilin SECTION FIVE:GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: PART 2 Three Prime Movers in the Contested Civil Society: Why and How Social Transformation Occurs in Korea,
Han Sang-Jin Ubiquity of Political Mistrust across Continents, Cultures, Nations and Classes,
Mattei Dogan SECTION SIX:GLOBALIZATION AND NATIONAL IDENTITY Nation-Building and Ethnicity,
Ma Rong The Forming of the New Human Cooperative Mechanism Under Globalization,
You-Mei Li Globalization and National Identity in Contemporary Society,
Masamichi Sasaki Notes on Contributors
All those interested in social change brought about by globalization and its consequent impacts upon cultural diversity, migration and equality, social transformation, and national identity.