Abstract：The paper reviews the studies on Chinese middle class since the 21st century. The author points out that the basic issues of both Western and domestic studies on the middle class come from Marx’s middle class theory, including class structure, class formation and social function. However, the existing studies have many controversies on these three aspects due to different theoretical background and empirical materials. And the author stresses that the researchers in the future should pay more attention to the development of the middle class during past decades as well as comparative study of these three aspects based on a unified class framework and rich survey data.
朱斌. 当代中国的中产阶级研究[J]. 《社会学评论》, 2017, 5(1): 9-22.
$author.xingMing_EN. A Review on Studies of China's Middle Class[J]. Sociological Review of China, 2017, 5(1): 9-22.