Social inequalities, reforms and open society in China

Lian Lian

Institute of social governance, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, Peoples’ Republic of China

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Lian Lian Social inequalities, reforms and open society in China. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 5. P. 78-83


Several lines in research of social differentiation in China are reflected in the writing of Chinese scholars. To study this issue, “ disruption theory”, “middle class in the making theory”, “reproduction theory”, ”fragmentation in the course of structuring”, “T-like society” etc. are used. The role of market mechanisms and China government policy is actively studied to work out countermeasures for overcoming social inequality.

social stratification; differentiation; inequality; the poor; the rich; China
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