|July 7, 2009|
July 7th 2009
In conjunction with the Australian Social Policy Conference, a workshop on developments in Chinese social policy will be held on 7 July at UNSW. The workshop will be held at the Post-graduate Village. New College. Its aim is to increase the capacity of Chinese and Australian researchers to collaborate in areas of joint policy research interest.
Chinese, Australian and other international researchers and government and nongovernment officials engaged in current research in China or an interest in developing that research agenda are welcome to present or attend the workshop. The expected outcome will be the formation of networks of academics, post-graduate candidates and officials to further the conclusions from the workshop. Peer reviewed papers from the workshop will be published in an international special issue journal.
Refereed papers and abstracts in English are sought for this workshop, for which the same refereeing process and closing dates will apply as for the main conference. Please make it clear your paper or abstract is intended for the one-day workshop. Papers can be presented in Chinese at the workshop and simultaneous translation in Chinese and English will be available. Themes for papers or working sessions are:
- Current Chinese social policy questions
- Methodological approaches to Chinese social policy research
- Australian engagement in Chinese social policy research
- and others
Keynote speakers for Chinese Social Policy Workshop,7 July 2009
Professor Wang Zhenyao, Beijing Normal University, and Director, Bureau of Social Welfare and Charity Promotion, Ministry of Civil Affairs, China, is responsible for welfare policies on children, older people, and people with disability in China. His keynote address is, ‘Reconsidering the Welfare Responsibilities of the Government in a New Development Era’.
Professor Zhang Xiulan, Dean, School of Social Development and Public Administration, Beijing Normal University, is a well-known social policy scholar. She has led many research projects in China, and published books and articles on Chinese social policy. Her keynote address is, ‘Child Poverty and Child Welfare in China’.
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