Martin Albrow FAcSS is founding and past Honorary President of the Global China Academy (2012–2021), UK; non-resident Senior Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies ‘Law as Culture’, Bonn University, Germany. He became Emeritus Professor at the University of Wales in 1989 and has held senior visiting positions at various institutions across the world. He is a former President of the British Sociological Association. He was editor of the journal Sociology and founding editor of International Sociology. His The Global Age: State and Society beyond Modernity (1996) won the European Amalfi Prize in 1997. Other books include Bureaucracy (1970), Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory (1990), Globalization, Knowledge and Society (1990, ed. with E. King), the first book with the keyword ‘globalization’in the title (book reviewed by Roland Robertson, Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan. 1992), Do Organizations Have Feelings? (1997), Sociology: The Basics (1999), Global Civil Society (co-editor) in 2006/7, 2007/8 and 2011, Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change (2014) and China’s Role in a Shared Human Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership (2018).
This volume serves as a companion to Martin Albrow’s previous book China’s Role in the Shared Common Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership (2018). It consists of essential selections of work on the theory and practice of globalization (Chapter 2) by the author, the British social theorist and pioneer of global studies, based on his 60-year academic career, which lays a solid theoretical foundation for this book. In the past 10 years, the author has paid much attention to the issue of global governance and China. The editor collected almost all the author’s complete works in Chapters 3–6, including academic papers and writings, newspaper articles, lectures, speech notes in academic and public conferences, academic and media dialogues or interviews and remarks for China’s special occasions during this period. Together, they showcase the author’s bidirectional engagements with Chinese academia, politics, publishers and media on practical themes such as fighting COVID-19, the BRI and lifting the Chinese out of poverty. They offer an nsight into how China participates in the shaping of a global society, enabling readers to grasp the author’s thoughts and opinions in the context of China in a global setting. Based on the creative idea of the ‘globalization of Chinese social sciences’, the editor has brought together a large number of examples of the help given by the author over the past 40 years to Chinese scholars and professionals to fulfil their academic and social missions in China and the UK (Chapters 7–8). The last chapter exemplifies how to develop social theory with Chinese characteristics. In all, the book aims to encourage the globalization of Chinese social sciences and their incorporation into the sum of human knowledge.
Xiangqun Chang FRSA is Founding Fellow and President of Global China Academy, Editor-in-Chief of Global Century Press, Honorary Professor of University College London (2015–20), UK; Distinguished Professor of Nankai University, China. Her publications amount to three million words, including Guanxi or Li shang wanglai? Recipropriety, Social Support Networks and Social Creativity in a Chinese Village in English (2010) and Chinese (2009). Xiangqun Chang FRSA is Founding Fellow and President of Global China Academy, Editor-in-Chief of Global Century Press, Honorary Professor of University College London (2015–20), UK; Distinguished Professor of Nankai University, China. Her publications amount to three million words, including Guanxi or Li shang wanglai? Recipropriety, Social Support Networks and Social Creativity in a Chinese Village (in English, 2010 and Chinese, 2009). She is Editor of the Journal China in Global and Comparative Perspectives (English and Chinese Editions), and Editor or Co-Editor of six series of books (in English and Chinese): ‘Chinese Concepts’, ‘Globalization of Chinese Social Sciences’, ‘Understanding China and the World’, China and Chinese in Comparative Perspectives’, ‘Cutting Edge and Frontiers’, ‘Transcultural Experiences with “Three Eyes”’ and ‘Global Chinese Dialogue Proceedings’.
General Preface to the book series / Xiangqun Chang
Editor’s Preface / Xiangqun Chang
Part One: Theoretical exploration
Chapter 1 ‘A shared human future’ and ‘community of shared future for mankind’
Chapter 2 The theory and practice of globalization
Chapter 3 Global governance and China
Part Two: Practical themes
Chapter 4 The Belt and Road Initiative
Chapter 5 Lifting Chinese people out of poverty
Chapter 6 Fighting COVID-19
Part Three: Globalization of Chinese social sciences
Chapter 7 Academic and social missions in China
Chapter 8 Academic and social missions for Chinese scholars in the UK
Chapter 9 Towards social theory with Chinese characteristics
Basic information about China’s Role in a Shared Human Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership
Dual language information from Global Century Press
- Publisher : Global Century Press (22 Mar. 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1913522148
- ISBN-13 : 978-1913522148
- Dimensions : 16.99 x 2.54 x 24.41 cm
- Price: Hardcover £72.99; Paperback £50.99
Front cover image: Man is man’s prisoner, by Yizhou Zhao, Drunk ink on rice paper, 2009.