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CRDN Research Symposium - Series 15 - Dr. Juan Chen and Dr. Timothy Sim (2 May 2018)


CRDN Research Symposium Series 15
May 2, 2018 (Wed) 2:45 - 5:15pm
GH404, HK PolyU

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Symposium 1:
Researching Urbanization in China: Agenda and Challenges
Dr. Juan Chen
Associate Head and Associate Professor 
Department of Applied Social Science
The  Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Abstract: 
China’s urbanization is unprecedented in human history and the National New-Type Urbanization Plan clearly features a new era of development. Research is urgently needed to ascertain the impact of local government policies on the ‘in-situ’ urbanization process, which affects the general well-being of formerly rural residents, as well as their integration into the various facets of urban life. In this talk, I will first review the agenda and challenges we encountered when researching urbanization in China. I will then introduce our ongoing Urbanization and Quality of Life Survey targeting residents of newly urbanized areas in 32 township-level administrative units. The project will offer a comprehensive and nuanced examination of the changes in the living environments and lifestyles of the new urbanites in Chinese cities, and the effects of such changes on their well-being and quality of life.

Symposium 2:

Impactful Practice Research in Disaster Context: The Big Wenchuan Earthquake 10 years on
Dr. Timothy Sim
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Social Science
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Abstract:
In responding to disasters, disaster victims-survivors have different ways to recover from psychological challenges. However, post-disaster mental health interventions have traditionally been individualistic. Consequently, disaster survivors’ capacity and resiliency are often undermined. Our practice research programme in the epic centre of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake has advanced the use of psychosocial approach to improve the well-being of disaster survivors in a culturally relevant and contextually respectful manner. Our intensive “training the trainers” strategies have significantly raised the profile and capacity of social work profession in disaster management of China. bstract:


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