Chinese social physics school

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Some of the key players in the Chinese social physics school.
In schools, Chinese social physics school, or "Chinese school of social physics", refers to the social physics work and theories recently being developed in China, particularly by physicists, since circa 2000. [1]

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).

See also
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.

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