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Social Transformations in Chinese Societies is a double-blind peer reviewed journal providing a global forum for research on major issues related to Chinese societies, at a time when these societies are undergoing rapid and significant social, political, economic, and cultural change.

ISSN: 1871-2673
eISSN: 1871-2673

Aims and scope

Social Transformations in Chinese Societies (STICS) aims to become a leading platform to address theoretical, methodological, and substantive issues of sociological significance related to social transformations in Chinese societies.

These issues are not only relevant to Chinese societies but are also pertinent to broader theoretical reflection on micro and macro social, political, and economic change.

The journal appeals not only to sociologists but to more broadly-defined social scientists, including those interested in East Asian studies and development studies as a whole. The scope also extends to cover research on Chinese societies based on different disciplines, such as history and anthropology.

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This journal is aligned with our fairer society goal

We are passionate about working with researchers globally to deliver a fairer, more inclusive society. This perhaps has never been more important than in today’s divided world.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 5 Gender equality
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 16 Peace, justice & strong institutions
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