|Yi-Fang Chang (1947-)||Wenyuan Niu (c.1950-)||Miao Ning (c.1969-)|
|Some of the key players in the Chinese social physics school.|
Chinese social physics theorists include: Wenyuan Niu, on social combustion theory (2001), Miao Ning and Jifa Ju, on activation energy theory of social transformation (2009), Yi-Fang Chang, on social thermodynamics (2013), Yi-Cheng Zhang, founder of Econophysics Forum, among others.
In 2009, the term "Chinese social physics community" was used by Yun-lin Wang and Ding Li, in their article “Social Physics and China’s Population Migration”, wherein they cite social physics founders such as: Auguste Comte, French philosopher Simone Weil, who thought that Karl Marx was the first to study society as a physicist studies matter and the relationship of force, and American sociologist George Lundberg (1939).
● Jitao Wang
● Princeton Department of Social Physics
● Stark classification
● Romanian school of physical socioeconomics
● Mechanistic school of social thermodynamics | Pitirim Sorokin (1928)
1. Wang, Yun-lin and Li, Ding. (2009). “Social Physics and China’s Population Migration” (Chinese social physics, pg. 2284), in: Complex Sciences: First International Conference, Complex 2009 (pgs. 2283-). Springer.