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Routledge Research on Social Work, Social Policy and Social Development in Greater China


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Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China

Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China

1st Edition

Jing Yang
March 21, 2019

Based on data collected through in-depth fieldwork observation and interviews in Bai Township, this book examines how women with disabilities in rural Southwest China compensate for their disability identity through marriage. As the first book to theorize the married life of rural-based women with...

Mobile Communication and Greater China

Mobile Communication and Greater China

1st Edition

Rodney Wai-chi Chu, Leopoldina Fortunati, Pui-Lam Law, Shanhua Yang
June 16, 2017

This edited volume is the first book-length study focusing entirely on mobile phone use in China. Drawing on examples from a wide range of contemporary situations in China and beyond, the contributors argue that the mobile phone is in fact an important means by which one can understand a rapidly...

Hong Kong’s Governance Under Chinese Sovereignty: The Failure of the State-Business Alliance after 1997

Hong Kong’s Governance Under Chinese Sovereignty: The Failure of the State-Business Alliance after 1997

1st Edition

Brian C. H. Fong
May 24, 2017

As a hybrid regime, Hong Kong has been governed by a state-business alliance since the colonial era. However, since the handover in 1997, the transformation of Hong Kong’s political and socio-economic environment has eroded the conditions that supported a viable state-business alliance. This...

Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia

Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia

1st Edition

Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Suo Deng, Sibin Wang
May 24, 2017

Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars...

Social Economy in China and the World

Social Economy in China and the World

1st Edition

Ngai Pun, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Hairong Yan, Anita Koo
August 13, 2015

Thirty-years of economic transformation has turned China into one of the major players in the global capitalist economy. However, its economic growth has generated rising problems in inequality, alienation, and sustainability with the agrarian crises of the 1990s giving rise to real social outcry...

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