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Title Social cohesion in greater China : challenges for social policy and governance / editors, Ka Ho Mok, Yuen-Wen Ku
Published Singapore : World Scientific, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 374 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Series on contemporary China, 1793-0847 ; v. 23
Series on contemporary China ; v. 23
Contents Introduction: the quest for a balanced economic growth and social development- ideas and practices promoting social cohesion in greater China / Ka Ho Mok, Ka Kuen Leung, Yeun Wen Ku -- Social cohesive efforts to meet youth development needs in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong / Sandra K.M. Tsang, Yiu Kong Chu -- In search of harmonious society in China: a social policy response / Kinglun Ngok, Yapeng Zhu -- Social cohesion in a divided society: lessons from Taiwan's welfare politics / Yeun Wen Ku -- One country, two cities: a comparison of perceived cohesion in Guangzhou / Simon T.M. Chan, Sammy W.S. Chiu, Marcus Y.L. Chiu -- Governing a global city in the context of political transition / Tai Lok Liu -- Embracing the market: examining the consequences for education, housing, and health in Chinese cities / Ka Ho Mok, Yu Cheung Wong, Richard M. Walker, Xiulan Zhang -- Urban governance from below: a case study of Kaohsiung, Taiwan / Shiuh Shen Chien, Yeiling Wu -- Elderly poverty and old-age pension reform in Hong Kong: issues and prospects / Ernest Chiu, Lisanne Ko -- Is welfare restructuring and economic development in post-19097 Hong Kong in search of a cohesive society? / Maggie Lau, Ka Ho Mok -- Economic development and household economic well-being in urban China / Xiulan Zhang, Terry Lum, Yuebin Xu -- The fragmentation of the old-age security system: the politics of pension reform in Taiwan / Shih Jiunn Shi
Summary This book critically examines the issues and challenges of social development faced by societies in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with particular reference to the major strategies these societies adopt to promote social cohesion and civil harmony in the context of globalization. It focuses on people who have been socially marginalized by the Asian financial crisis in 1997, and examines the measures Greater China has adopted to balance economic growth and social development. The book will be of interest to readers who wish to know more about societies in Mainland China, and the effects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social integration -- China -- Hong Kong.
Social integration -- China.
Social integration -- Taiwan.
China -- Social conditions.
China -- Social policy.
Hong Kong (China) -- Social conditions.
Hong Kong (China) -- Social policy.
Taiwan -- Social conditions.
Taiwan -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Ku, Yeun-wen, 1963-
Mok, Ka-Ho, 1964-
Symposium on the Quest for Social Cohesion in Greater China: Challenges for Social Policy and Governance (2008 : University of Hong Kong)
ISBN 9789814291934 (electronic bk.)
9814291935 (electronic bk.)