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As the first center of its kind founded within a U.S. school of social work, the Columbia China Center is a hub for innovation and action on social welfare in China and beyond.
Columbia China Center for Social Policy Hosts Successful Conference on Caring for All
Professor Jinyu Liu Wins Prestigious NIH Grant Award
China Center’s 2019-2020 Lecture Series Focuses on Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China
China Center for Social Policy Hosts Inaugural International Conference on “Expanding Social Policy in China".
Columbia School of Social Work Hosted Social Policy Public Forum in Shanghai
Qin Gao Discusses China’s Poverty Reduction & Social Welfare with the Carnegie Council
Qin Gao Explains How China's Poverty Alleviation Program Works on SupChina's Sinica Podcast
Using various national household survey datasets as well as administrative data and a cross-national comparative perspective, this research aims to understand the Chinese welfare state both conceptually and empirically and places the Chinese case in the global context.
This research focuses broadly on aging, care, and health among Chinese and Asian American older adults and examines the social and economic determinants of health and other outcomes of older adults.
The Urban China Forum 2019 was successfully held in Avery Hall on October 5th with the theme of “Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future.” The forum welcomed 9 speakers, including renowned scholars and emerging practitioners from the U.S., China, Canada, and the U.K., with the topics on political and sociological dynamics as well as built environment.
Dr. Qin Gao, Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and Director of the Columbia China Center for Social Policy, received a grant from the UNICEF to study multidimensional child poverty in China. Prof. Gao and her research team will examine the incidence, patterns, and determinants of child multidimensional poverty in the national, urban, rural, and migrant populations in China.
Shu jung Li, a professor at the Department of Social Work, Soochow University, Taiwan, is a visiting scholar at the Columbia School of Social Work and the Columbia China Center for Social Policy during the 2019-2020 academic year. She shared her background, interests, and Columbia expectations in a recent written interview.