About China Research and Development Network


The China Research and Development Network (CRDN) is a research unit of 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 becoming the academic centre in China's social development, social policy, social work research and practice with leading position. Since its inception, the CRDN has continuously strived to provide outstanding education and training to mainland Chinese social work practitioners, while engaging in rigorous research as well as participating in some special projects. To date, CRDN has established three research centers in collaboration with Peking University, Yunnan University and Sun Yat-sen University with the aim of further cultivating  our activities and research in mainland China.

Latest News


  • The 6th Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Award Presentation Ceremony

     


    Date: March 17 & 18, 2018


    Venue: Peking University, China


    Organizer: 
    Peking University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China Social Work Research Centre 


    Sponsor: Lam Woo Foundation (Hong Kong)

    Click into the following links for more information about the awards and nomination forms

    Background and Purpose of the 2017 Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Award.pdf

    Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Educator Award nomination form 2017.doc

    Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Student Award nomination form 2017.doc

    Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Internship Project nomination form 2017.doc

    Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Project nomination form 2017.doc

  • Dual Book Presentation: Dr. Kathy Lam, Prof. Gordon Mathews

    Jan 26, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm  Rm. GH405, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Dr. Kathy Lam, Prof. Gordon Mathews

    Online registration now open:
    http://www.cefc.com.hk/event/seminar_20180126/
     
    Organised by:
    The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) 
    in collaboration with China Research and Development Network, APSS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Programme
    3:00pm - 4;30pm
    Presentation of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in West Africa: Triple-embedded globalization
    (https://www.routledge.com/Chinese-State-Owned-Enterprises-in-West-Africa-Triple-embedded-globlization/Lam/p/book/9781138640429)
    by Katy Lam (Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

    Discussion by Li Chen (Assistant Professor, Centre for Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Jean Pierre Cabestan (Head, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University)

    Q&A session

    4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Presentation of The World in Guangzhou, Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace
    (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/W/bo27128812.html)
    by Gordon Mathews (Professor, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Discussion by Roberto Castillo (Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University) and Eric Florence (Director of CEFC Hong Kong)

    Q&A session

    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Refreshment