On China’s modernization path from the sociological perspective

LI Qiang1

(1.School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University)

【Abstract】This paper analyzes the development of the understanding of China’s modernization path. From the proposition of the “four modernizations ” to ideas such as“modernization with Chinese characteristics,” a moderately prosperous society and a moderately prosperous society in all respects, China realizes that modernization is a long-term goal for the Chinese people to achieve, which involves all-around construction of social development. It includes the “five-pronged” overall layout and five development concepts. This paper explores the five aspects of the Chinese experience in modernization, namely, the centralized, unified and effective management mechanism, the market mechanism with Chinese characteristics, the common understanding of the system reform by the whole society, the opening-up policy as well as the industrialization and urbanization with Chinese characteristics. This paper also sheds light on the three aspects of China’s further exploration of its modernization path, that is, further improvement of the relationship of the government, market and society, the realization of the modernization of China’s governance systems and capabilities, and the realization of the modernization of the Chinese people.

【Keywords】 modernization; Chinese path; Chinese modernization; centralized, unified and effective management mechanism;

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ISSN:1002-5936

CN: 11-1100/C

Vol 32, No. 06, Pages 18-26+241-242

November 2017

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  • 1 Understanding the path of Chinese modernization
  • 2 China’s experience in modernization
  • 3 Further exploration of China’s modernization path
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