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Two Positions and Two Paths of the Localization of Chinese Sociology—A Discussion with Professor Xie Yu and He Xuefeng

Wang, Canglong

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Abstract

The current debate on the indigenization of Chinese sociology has been divided into two tit-for-tat positions: one is the disciplinary norm position, which advocates using China as a tool for the purpose of promoting the overall development of sociology disciplines around the world; the other is the nation-state position, It advocates that China is regarded as an end, and sociological theories and methods are only tools to know and understand China. These two positions are paranoid, and each has its own shortcomings. How to treat quantitative statistical methods becomes the key to distinguish the two. Taking the localization process of British sociology as an example, it can illustrate how British sociology generates its own subjectivity in dealing with the relationship with the heterogeneous statistical tradition, and finally shows the "inverse quantification" orientation and "general education". position. Prominent humanistic and scientific will be two paths for the localization of Chinese sociology, but the two are not necessarily opposed, and it is possible to combine understanding of Chinese experience with the promotion of academic norms.

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Wang, C. (2021). Two Positions and Two Paths of the Localization of Chinese Sociology—A Discussion with Professor Xie Yu and He Xuefeng. Journal of Social Sciences 社会科学, 2021(1), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.13644/j.cnki.cn31-1112.2021.01.004

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2020
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Apr 4, 2022
Publisher Shanghai People's Publishing House 社會科学
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2021
Issue 1
Pages 27-33
DOI https://doi.org/10.13644/j.cnki.cn31-1112.2021.01.004
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3963939