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Social cohesion in greater China [electronic resource] : challenges for social policy and governance / editors, Ka Ho Mok, Yuen-Wen Ku.

Contributor(s): Mok, Ka-Ho, 1964- | Ku, Yeun-wen, 1963- | Symposium on the Quest for Social Cohesion in Greater China: Challenges for Social Policy and Governance (2008 : University of Hong Kong).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Series on contemporary China: v. 23.Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xix, 374 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789814291934 (electronic bk.); 9814291935 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social integration -- China | Social integration -- Taiwan | Social integration -- China -- Hong Kong | China -- Social policy | China -- Social conditions | Taiwan -- Social policy | Taiwan -- Social conditions | Hong Kong (China) -- Social policy | Hong Kong (China) -- Social conditions | China -- Social conditions -- Congresses | China -- Social policy -- Congresses | Social integration -- China -- Congresses | Social integration -- China -- Hong Kong -- Congresses | Social integration -- Taiwan -- Congresses | Taiwan -- Social policy -- Congresses | Social Science | History | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human ServicesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social cohesion in greater China.DDC classification: 361.610951 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

" ... symposium on The Quest for Social Cohesion in Greater China: Challenges for Social Policy and Governance in June 2008. Most of the chapters in this book are selected from this conference"--P. ix.

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.

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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

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