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Call for Papers: Digital Technology, Platform Economy, and Imaginaries of Good Life

The Chinese landscape of networked digital technologies is highly dynamic and full of contradictions. On the one hand, China’s vastly developed digital infrastructure combined with a vibrant tech sector offers the material base for an emergent platform economy. Companies like Bytedance and Tencent are asserting dominance on global markets thanks to their technological prowess and business innovations. On the other hand, not only is the social contour of technologies shaped by existing inequalities at multiple levels, the intense mediation of everyday life through digital platforms is also giving rise to new forms of control and exclusion. This complex scenario provides fertile ground for sociological inquiries.


Article Collections

Post-Western Sociology

New sociological perspectives on inequality

Inequalities in China and Mexico

Ethnographic Fieldwork in a Global Era: Challenges and Opportunities

Cultural Sociology and China

Ageing and Intergenerational Relations in Contemporary Chinese Societies

Call for papers: Sports and Lifestyle in the New Era

The world is developing rapidly with dynamic values and cultures. The advent of 2022 Olympic Games show a time when cooperation rather than competition is more needed. The Olympic Organizing Committee added the fourth important value “together” in the original slogan of “faster, higher and stronger”, marking a new era for sport competitions. Beyond, new digital technologies (e.g. AI or VR), new market, new youth, new culture, and new social structure drive the evolvement of sports industry and sports themselves, the understanding of such mixture of sports with frontier digital technologies lacks our attention.

Aims and scope

The mission of the journal is to facilitate the development of the discipline of sociology in China, and promote the academic progress of sociological studies on Chinese society around the world. The Journal aims to build a first-rate international platform for academic exchange and collaboration between Chinese sociologists and their overseas peers.

The Journal of Chinese Sociology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal and welcomes high-quality work from all areas of sociology and sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, economists, historians, psychologists and political scientists.

Sponsored by the Institute of Sociology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, The Journal of Chinese Sociology is Chinese mainland's first English journal in sociology. It mainly publishes empirical studies on contemporary Chinese society with important theoretical and policy implications. Key topics include the changing social stratification/social inequality in China; social movements and contentious politics; the sociological studies on economic reform and development; social organizations and social governance; family and demographic studies; migration, migrant workers and urbanization; cultural and ideological change since the reform; the sociological understanding of the environment; social security and social policy.

Society affiliation

The Journal of Chinese Sociology is affiliated with: The Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China 
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  • ProQuest International Bibliography of Social Sciences(IBSS)
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