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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[講座]市場監管、網約車平台與司機招募:退出障礙如何塑造了平台經濟中的勞資關係 - 21 May 2021

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

Webinar: Jenny Chan: Buy with 1-Click: Independent Contractors in China’s Last-Mile Delivery - 1 Jun 2021

Webinar: No Direction Home: Labor Rights and Geospatial Data
Date and Time: Tue, June 1, 2021 11:00 am - 1:30 pm US. Eastern Time
Chair(s) of the Webinar and Organizing Committee Member(s): William A. Herbert and Richard P. Appelbaum

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.

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