Foreword to Volume 1 - The China Society Yearbook (2006)
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The state of China's social development has been a subject of international focus for a long period of time. Since the opening up and reform policy of Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese economy has undergone rapid development and experienced a myriad of changes in the last 20 years.

China is now experiencing unprecedented changes, and Chinese society has experienced seismic shifts over the last century and a half unlike any it has experienced in the last thousand years, experiencing transitions of a feudal society to a semi-colonial and semi-feudal …

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Xie, Shouguang, “Foreword to Volume 1 - The China Society Yearbook (2006)”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <>

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