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Introduction

  • Chuanqi He
Chapter

Abstract

Human fingers differ in their length (Chinese proverb), while countries differ in their level. According to national level of income, development, and modernization, all countries in the world can be categorized into advanced and developing ones generally (Example 1.1). Studies on why advanced ones get advanced, how they maintain their level, and how developing ones enter into the advanced club are interdisciplinary and fall into the scope of the modernization science or modernizations. This chapter briefly introduces the definition and nature of the modernization science and its methodology in general sense.

Keywords

Eighteenth Century Modernization Science Modernization Theory Human Civilization International Competition 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuanqi He
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  1. 1.China Center for Modernization ResearchChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China

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