Qinghe Experiment: Re-understanding and Fostering the Society
- In the first thirty years of socialistic practice in China, the country included all aspects of the society into the system framework of national administration through entity-based system building, thus forming an “overall society”. Over the 30 years after China's opening up and reform, the economic system reform has made the market force released stepwise, the entity-based society broken up, and China's society divided and reorganized. But compared with the market's development, expansion and organizational degree, the society development has been severely delayed. The society has insufficient autonomy and self-organization capacity. Using the improvement experience from the pilot communities in Qinghe Experiment as a case, this project found some social autonomous forces emerging in the community life-different degrees of community participation enthusiasm sprung up from different social classes, and different modes of community participation were created. However, under the restriction of existing systems and structure, these positive social forces have not been fully released, thus failed to play an expected and due role in improving the grass-root communities' governance and promoting the development of social autonomy.
RESEARCH PAPERS, No.5, pp.53-61