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This talk is about the social consequences of globalization.
My name is Jiaming Sun.
I'm a sociology professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce in the United States.
In sociology, so-called social consequences
consist of the changes of social relationships,
people's values, and the behavior and the culture, etc.
Certainly, the social consequences of globalization are
the outcome impaired by globalization in terms of global connections,
global awareness and the global cultural diffusion among the local people.
In this presentation, I'm going to show you the empirical facts of
such social consequences generated by globalization in China in the last three decades,
including enhancing transnational practice, waving global ties,
increasing overseas travel,
booming of the internet and electronic communication, etc.
Let's begin the outline of this presentation.
A brief historical perspective.
Foreign contacts with fact of the civil related notary,
and the kinship networks.
Foreign investments, foreign students in China.
Officials go abroad for training.
Cross-cultural marriage, students studied abroad.
Overseas tourism and the Chinese wave.
Virtual connections and ''netizen''.
Global cultures in the local and its adaptations.
Social scientists have devoted a great deal of attention to
understanding China's fundamental transformation over the last three decades.
In terms of speed of scale,
China's transformation is historically unprecedented.
In this presentation, we observe that globalization in China generated transnational actions,
global connections that produced a powerful force for inducing the local transformation.
In particular, we will see whether
these individuals, who are globally connected, have some essential characteristics,
such as: global awareness,
global action, global networks.
In this presentation, I will highlight the globalizing experience of
Chinese as essential mechanism promoting local transformation in China.