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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Roundtable co-organised by Peking University- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was successfully held online

The roundtable conference co-organised by
Peking University- The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
was successfully held.

More than 20 scholars from Mainland China,
Hong Kong SAR, and Israel had made speeches
in the conference.

Meanwhile, more than 70 participants attended
the roundtable conference and engaged in the
discussion.

Dialogue: International Conference on Social Work Practice Research 社会工作实践研究的国际对话

East and west shine; Knowledge and Action
Webinar of the “Dialogue: International
Conference on Social Work Practice
Research” was successfully held

Dialogue: International Conference on Social Work Practice Research 社会工作实践研究的国际对话

Date: 27 (Saturday) to 28 (Sunday) November 2021
Mode: Online via Zoom (simultaneous interpretation
in both English and Chinese are available)

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[講座] 農業規模化不同路徑的探討

Content is only available in Chinese

Seminar on Agrarian Futures in China– 29 October 2021

Date & Time: 29 Oct 2021 (Fri) 3:30pm -5:00pm
Mode: Online via Zoom

Register Now:
https://bit.ly/3CWBLts

For inquiries please contact:
Ms. Celine Xu
Phone: +852-34003016
Email: sscrdn@polyu.edu.hk

ONLINE CAPACITY BUILDING ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE RESEARCH Central-Asian Workshop

This online workshop was the second one to
introduce the key concepts and approaches
on Social Work Practice Research and to
share the research from different countries.
International scholars from China, Denmark,
Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy,
Poland and South Korea had shared valuable
experiences in social work practice research.