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China's Social Policy: New Agenda in the Era of Urbanization
Dr. Xinping Guan reviews China's social policy reform and development
On March 2, 2006 at the USC School of Social Work, Dr. Xinping Guan, Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Social Work & Social Policy Nankai University People's Republic of China, gave a presentation that reviewed China's social policy reform and development over the past two decades. While the country has responded to domestic economic reform and globalization since the 1980s, China's policy now is based on the accelerating socio-economic changes of urbanization since the late 1990s. His review, China's Social Policy: New Agenda in the Era of Urbanization, is available in a video format, and Dr. Guan's Powerpoint slides are also available.
Dr. Guan is also the vice chair of the China Association of Social Work Education, a member of the Expert Consulting Committee, China Ministry of Civil Affairs and was a Fulbright scholar at UC Berkeley. He is the author of Urban Poverty in China, Introduction to Social Policy, and many papers on social policy and sociology.