Different Paths to Modernization

  • Yitao TaoEmail author
  • Zhiguo Lu
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Modernization is a process of all-round development, covering all the aspects in the economic, social, political and cultural fields, which expresses a dynamic process of balanced development. First, modernization is an economic concept—the advanced technologies are adopted in the economic activities to achieve an economic leap on the basis of new technologies and to improve social productivity; second, modernization is a political concept and calls for building and developing a rational political institution and an effective governance system; third, modernization is a cultural concept and reflects the changes and renewal of the people’s social values; finally, modernization is also a concept of social change and means that the composition of the social structure and the people’s social life will change with the drive towards economic modernization, while social modernization is the foundation for and the outcome of continued modernization.

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© Social Sciences Academic Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Special Economic Zones ResearchShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.College of EconomicsShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina

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