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[In the two hundred years since the birth of modern social sciences, countless scholars have devoted their entire careers trying to explain social changes and their causes. We now know that history-making forces are numerous, ranging from the natural environment, economic growth, technological...
[The revolutionary process by which human civilization transforms from agrarian into industrial manifests itself in the Chinese context as the historical transformation from a traditional society to a modern one.]
[The study of values is a basic and key part to the large micro-level system that is the inner experience of the Chinese people.]
[The American missionary Arthur Henderson Smith published his famous work Chinese Characteristic in 1890. According to him, the Chinese sense of happiness came from “being happy with what one has”.]
[The reform and opening-up which started in 1978 ushered in massive social changes which were not limited to the economic domain; monetization, commercialization, marketization, and capitalization quietly brought about a revolution in consumption. To call it quiet is not to suggest that the...
[A society has more than its own objective structure and development level; it also has its own ethos and psychological make-up.]
[China is undergoing a unique transformation which causes convulsions in the various aspects of the inner world of the 1.3 billion Chinese people, including their value system, world view, lifestyle, and behavior model; this is what we have called Inner experience of the Chinese people.]
[In the 21st century, new information technology has given birth to the new media and online dissemination of information. The integration of new information technology has resulted in the rapid rise of the Internet, the latest, most innovative, most important, and most internationalized...
[Intergenerational relations have been the cause for some important changes in social structure and did not receive much attention prior to the emergence of the industrial society.]
[Love is an eternal topic of human life, and marriage is a social system which has thousands of years of history.]
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