Modernization Theory and China's Road to Modernization

  title={Modernization Theory and China's Road to Modernization},
  author={Cao Fangjun},
  journal={Chinese Studies in History},
  pages={16 - 7}
  • Cao Fangjun
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Economics
  • Chinese Studies in History
Research into modernization in the West can be traced back to over 200 years ago. In the 1960s, theories under the umbrella of "modernization theory" took shape and developed. Modernization theory addresses countries' transformation from traditional to modern forms through looking into the various paths taken by these countries and the characteristics manifested during the process. In the meantime, the theory itself has been undergoing adjustment and evolution amidst the theoretical clashes of… 

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