Proceedings of the 2018 4th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2018)

It is our great pleasure to introduce the proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE-18), which was held on September 28-30, 2018 at Sanya, China and organized by Hainan University, Sanya University and Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College. The ICSSHE theme in 2018 is: new challenge and opportunity of higher education and social science development. ICSSHE-18 attracted attendees from more than 6 countries. It was praised for the richness of its social networking, was widely recognized for its continuous adaptation to emerging hot topics, and attracting numerous education and social science players.

With the fast development of economics, society and demand of the education researchers in different fields have begun to make studies on some new ideas and methods related to social science and higher education. ICSSHE-18 is the ideal opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to share views and experiences in education studies and related areas. We invite original papers describing an idea or concept, addressing issues and problems. And we have witnessed that the prospective authors who are interested in the fields submitted their up-to-date and original research manuscripts to ICSSHE 2018 in order to share their valuable experience with the leading researchers and scholars around the world.

During the conference, the organizing committee received 523 manuscripts from different countries and regions, such as Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Taiwan and Mainland of China etc. Every submission has been peer reviewed by 2-3 reviewers in the right area and 220 papers were accepted on the basis of originality, significance, and clarity for the purpose of the conference and the authors have been invited to present their papers on the conference by distribution of oral and poster. Three keynote speakers to deliver their recent research progress, who are internationally, recognized leading experts in their own research areas. Hopefully, all participants benefit scientifically and also find encouragement in the process.

The proceeding is published by Atlantis Press (, and will be submitted for CPCI and Google Scholar index. The last but not least, we would like to thank all the conference chairs and paper reviewers for their endeavors that make the paper reviewing and publication efficiently available. In addition we look forward to your attention and support to the 5th ICSSHE in year 2018.


Prof. Xiaonan Xiao
Prof. Thomas Hauer
Prof. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan