Routledge Research on the Politics & Sociology of China

Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

Series Editors
Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta
Jennifer Y.J. Hsu, University of New South Wales

Overview and Rationale
The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of the domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with an increasing complexity of social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment. Yet, as we survey China’s social and political landscape today we see not only is the central state playing an active role in managing social problems, but state actors at the local level, and non-state actors, such as social organizations and private enterprises, are emerging.

Coiled in this environment, this book series is interested in examining the politics and sociology of contemporary China. The series will engage with research that explores the intricacies of institutional interactions, and analysis of micro-level actors who are shaping China’s future.

The book series seeks to promote a discourse and analysis that views state and society as contested spaces for power, authority, and legitimacy. As a guiding principle, the series is notably interested in books that utilizes China as a laboratory for confirming, modifying or rejecting existing mainstream theories in politics and sociology. Potential meta-topics in this framework include (but not limited to):

Aging and the Life Course
Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Community and Urban Sociology
Comparative Politics
Consumers and Consumption
Crime, Law, and Deviance
Economic Sociology
Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
Foreign Policy
Health Politics
Inequality, Poverty and Mobility
Labour and Labour Movements
Migration and Citizenship
Political Communication
Political Economy
Political Psychology
Political Sociology
Public Administration and Policy
Public Opinion
Science and Technology
Urban Politics
Work and Organizations

Proposal Submission Procedures
Please forward your book proposal and CV to the Series Editors at: rhasmath [at] and jenniferhsu [at] in the first instance.