New Industrialization and New Modelfor Human Civilization

Jin Bei*

Institute of Industrial Economics (IIE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China

Abstract: Throughout history, human societies have made painstaking efforts to exploreways of communication and interchange that led to human development and the evolutionand prosperity of civilizations. It is through the integration and interconnection betweenvarious civilizations that mankind has made constant progress. The fundamental questionfacing human advancement is how to achieve interconnection, coexistence, and commonprosperity for diverse civilizations? The inherent logic of industrialization is the substitutionof manpower with machines and the transformation of the world with innovative inventions;the real power came from industry, whether it was “land power” or “sea power”. Asa principle of economic narrative, new industrialization is derived from yet transcendstraditional industrialization; it promotes the merit of traditional industrialization whilediscarding its drawbacks. China’s new model for human civilization may extend support tothe formation of a colorful landscape of economic globalization. Meanwhile, China’s newindustrialization may also benefit from a broader space and diverse systems of this newlandscape, and serve as a creative force therein. Not only does it represent a new form ofthe Chinese civilization, but it also contributes to the coexistence and common prosperity ofworld civilizations. For economic globalization to succeed, we must construct and maintaina global market economic order characterized by security, connectivity, the equality of rules,and recognition of differences. Judging by the underlying logic of economic paradigms,it is essential to transform the one-dimensional commitment to instrumental rationalityto a three-dimensional paradigmatic commitment to rationality, culture, and institutionalsystems to reflect the connotations of the new model for human civilization.

Keywords: New model for human civilization, industrial civilization, economic growth,

JEL Classification Code: O14, F02

DOI: 10.19602/j.chinaeconomist.2024.03.02

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