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Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion (review)

Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion (review) China Review International: Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 2007 Wenfang Tang and Burkart Holzner, editors. Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007. 342 pp. Hardcover $60.00, Isbn 0­8229­4297­6. Softcover $26.95, 0­8229­5933­X. Edited books often suffer from a variation in the quality of the contributions, weak or missing conceptual/theoretical frameworks, and the absence of a clear focus or coherence. Wenfang Tang and Burkart Holzner seem determined to avoid at least some of these common pitfalls when editing Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion by providing the contributors with a broad theme (social change in contemporary China) and a conceptual framework (institutional diffusion theory). At the same time, the book is intended as a tribute to C. K. Yang, a noted Chinese sociologist, whose publications (most notably North China Local Market Economy [1944] and Religion in Chinese Society [1961]) have long been considered classics in the study of contemporary Chinese society. To demonstrate the enduring influence of Yang's scholarship, the contributors have been encouraged to build upon Yang's ideas and conceptual frameworks when generating insights in understanding institutional change http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion (review)

China Review International , Volume 14 (2) – Nov 28, 2008

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China Review International: Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 2007 Wenfang Tang and Burkart Holzner, editors. Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007. 342 pp. Hardcover $60.00, Isbn 0­8229­4297­6. Softcover $26.95, 0­8229­5933­X. Edited books often suffer from a variation in the quality of the contributions, weak or missing conceptual/theoretical frameworks, and the absence of a clear focus or coherence. Wenfang Tang and Burkart Holzner seem determined to avoid at least some of these common pitfalls when editing Social Change in Contemporary China: C. K. Yang and the Concept of Institutional Diffusion by providing the contributors with a broad theme (social change in contemporary China) and a conceptual framework (institutional diffusion theory). At the same time, the book is intended as a tribute to C. K. Yang, a noted Chinese sociologist, whose publications (most notably North China Local Market Economy [1944] and Religion in Chinese Society [1961]) have long been considered classics in the study of contemporary Chinese society. To demonstrate the enduring influence of Yang's scholarship, the contributors have been encouraged to build upon Yang's ideas and conceptual frameworks when generating insights in understanding institutional change

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Published: Nov 28, 2008

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