About China Research and Development Network

The China Research and Development Network (CRDN) is one of the centres in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2005, CRDN was established in light of the rapid social and cultural transformations in the post-reform mainland China, to respond to its growing demands for professional social welfare services and the urgent need for developing indigenous social work theories and practice models.

The objective of CRDN is to become a leading academic centre of China's social development, social policy, social work research and practice. Since its inception, the CRDN has continuously strived to provide outstanding education and training to mainland Chinese social work practitioners, while engaging in rigorous researches as well as participating in special projects. To date, CRDN has helped university to establish two research centres in collaboration with Peking University and Yunnan University respectively with the aim of further cultivating our activities and researches in mainland China.

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Dr Jenny Chan speaks on 2021 NYU Shanghai event series - 22 April 2021

Dr Jenny Chan, “Behind the Scenes of a Tech Giant: Factories and Marginalized Voices of Workers.” Moderated by Dr Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (Associate Professor of International Education, New York University) and Ziyi Mo (Dean’s Fellow, Student Life), with support from Joyce Tan (Specialist of Diversity Initiatives), NUY Shanghai, online, 22 April 2021.

Seminar: Rural Development in China and East Asia - 24 April 2021

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For inquiries please contact:
Mr. John Ng
Phone: +852-34003017
Email: sscrdn@polyu.edu.hk

Global Economic Disorder A preview of our Spring 2021 issue. - 25 March 2021

Our Spring 2021 issue, out April 5, features a special section on the global economy. “The pandemic is exacerbating already troubling trends, raising the prospect of a lost decade atop another lost decade,” Mark Levinson and Julia Ott write in their introduction to the section. “But the current rules and institutions are not unchangeable.”

International Social Work Education and Development Online Conference 2021: Regional Dialogue Session

ISWED Online Conference 2021: Regional
Dialogue Session--- “Partnership in Social
Work Education along the New Silk Road:
Opportunities, Challenges and the Way
Ahead” workshop successfully held on
17 March 2021

Mode: Online

Regional Dialogue Session Organizers:
Peking University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University China Social Work Research Centre
Regional Resource Centre, International
Association of Schools of Social Work

"夢裏老家:河南周山村參與式設計與鄉村另類發展" 視頻上線了!

In the context of the government's active promotion
of “the construction of beautiful village” and “rural
revitalization”, a group of social work teachers,
architects and local practitioners joined hand-in-
hand with local villagers to explore an alternative
path to rural revitalization. They integrate the
concepts of participatory community development
and co-creation design to construct a space that
inherits the "soul" of rural culture and preserves
the "roots" of rural community. This practice also
demonstrates what rural and green social work is
in the Chinese context

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development 2020-2030

A joint initiative of IASSW, ICSW and IFSW. The
tripartite meeting being held on 1 Oct 2020 has

The framework of Global Agenda for Social Work
and Social Development 2020-2030:
Co-building an inclusive social transformation

The first theme (the first pillar) for 2020-2022:
Ubuntu: Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness

Information quoted from the press release - Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development