There is quite a range of opinions about China in the United States today — authoritarian, far-sighted, successful at economic development, excessively committed to party authority, threatened by the environmental consequences of rapid economic growth, burdened by bloated and aging party leaders. Some believe that China is on its way to becoming a global superpower, while others believe that the repression of individual freedom and thinking is a fatal flaw that will eventually present serious problems for Chinese stability and development. China’s social and economic changes, and its increasing global influence, have given rise to a plethora of books.
This compendium highlights China’s different themes, such as social welfare, gender, ethnicity, and the existence, role, and performance of the Communist Party and the State. The book includes well-researched and detailed accounts of social changes in China. It dealt with a broad variety of issues, from the essence of the causal processes to the theory of evolution, to the political dynamics of right-wing populism, to the causes of major technological disasters. Since the founding of the Communist Party of China in 1921, the relations among China’s many ethnic groups have undergone incessant changes. The first chapter of this book will discuss the impact of China’s ethnic minorities on China as a whole, and additionally illuminate specific intra-ethnic relations, that is, the ways in which cultural minorities affect one another. The second chapter in this compilation attempts to present a framework to produce a new version that applies to the overall society (urban and rural) of transitional China, provides a more consistent logic for the categorization of big classes, and offers a more adequate measure. Education is a lasting process. Academic performance in primary education plays a crucial role in obtaining further educational opportunities. Thus, it is necessary to examine how family background affects children’s academic achievement at an early stage. The third chapter sheds light on it. Additionally, the book also examines how cultural sociology can help us understand contemporary Chinese society; an explanatory framework market disputes and government intervention; factor structure of the ruminative response scale, and measurement invariance across gender and age among Chinese adolescents. In the last chapter, the book investigates the motivations and the forms of practicing CSR in art and culture in China, which is increasingly conducted but still not sufficiently studied. According to cases and interviews, philanthropic responsibility, business results contribution, and corporation reputation enhancement are some core motivations driving corporations in China to practice CSR in art and culture, and they positively correlate with involvement levels in art and culture resources.