New Series 'China Matters'
China Matters: Transformation Processes in the Global and the Personal Realm
In today’s world it is hard to overlook China’s ascendance on the global stage as it is rapidly integrating and interconnected in the global system of production and consumption. Chinese commodities and migrants have reached all corners of the globe, accompanied by a mixed reception ranging from scepticism to embrace. The coming of age of modernization of China has deeply re-oriented if not fully transformed the everyday life and selfhood of the Chinese people.
Photo: 'Chocolate City', Guangzhou, Dong LI
Against the national political ambition of developing a Chinese model of 21st century modernity seeking solutions for global challenges and local conundrums, China has become a social laboratory, where ‘newness’ is embraced and cultivated in the social, cultural and personal realms. However, given the interconnectivity of China with the rest of the world, these new developments and experimentations in China also impact other parts of the world, both the global North and South. Perhaps even more pertinently, global China serves as a social lab, mirroring the condition humaine of the 21st century with unprecedented disruption and transformation.
Photo: Intelligent Digital Signage in retail shopping Mall – Shutterstock
How these disruptive and transformational processes evolve and take on concrete forms constitutes the core content of this book series.
The series welcomes contributions by established scholars as well as by promising young researchers, and embraces diversity in terms of gender, nationality and ethnicity.
All books are published in English and are written for an international audience of scholars.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review.
Ching Lin Pang (University of Antwerp / KU Leuven)
Heidi Ostbo Haugen (University of Oslo), He Ming (Yunnan University), Simona Serge Reinach (University of Bologna), Mette Thuno (Aarhus University), Marijk van de Wende (Utrecht University), Wang Jie (Zejiang University), Zhang Jin (Lanzhou University)
Proposals and inquiries can be sent to email@example.com