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Re-emergence of Social Work in Modern China: A Perspective by Chinese and U.S. Partners

A partnership between social work scholars in China and the United States serves as the lens for illuminating the renaissance of Chinese social work education, research, and professional practice over the past 30 years. The article describes the re-emergence of social work in China, as well as the long-lasting collaboration among Peking University, Hong Kong University, and Washington University in St. Louis. The partnership’s efforts are illustrated through collaborative research in three areas: asset building, productive aging, and financial capability.


Sherraden, M., Yuen-Tsang, A. W. K., Wang, S., Khinduka, S., Zou, L., Deng, S., Gao, J., Ku, B. H.-B., Huang, J., Sherraden, M. S., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2020). Re-emergence of social work in modern China: A perspective by Chinese and U.S. partners. China Journal of Social Work, 13(1), 40–54. https://doi.org/10.1080/17525098.2020.1732534