The Columbia China Center for Social Policy will host its 2019-2020 Lecture Series on the theme of Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China. Eleven experts from multiple disciplines including communication, education, sociology, political science, nursing, and social work will offer lectures that address various social challenges faced by China through scientific inquiries and evidence. The lecture series is co-organized by Center director Qin Gao and faculty Yao Lu and Jinyu Liu. The lecture series is also a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) and is cosponsored by WEAI.
Details of the Lecture Series can be found below as well as the event pages for each lecture. All lectures are free and open to all.
- China’s Unfolding Romantic Revolution: Is It Powerful Enough to Reshape Marriage? by Melissa Schneider, LCSW and author of The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home: True Stores of Love and Marriage in Communist China. September 25, 2019, Wednesday, 2:00-3:30pm. Room 1109, School of Social Work
- Mindfulness and Life-Skill Training for Migrant Children in China, by Chien-Chung Huang, Professor of Social Work and Director of Huamin Research Center, Rutgers University. October 23, 2019, Wednesday, 12:15-1:45pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- The Historical Roots of Social Policy Exclusion: Shanghai and Bombay in the 1950s, by Mark Frazier, Professor of Politics and Academic Director of India China Institute, New School University. November 6, 2019, Wednesday, 12:15-1:45pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- Health Care Policies and Services for Older Adults in Hong Kong, by Terry Lum, Professor and Head of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Hong Kong University. November 12, 2019, Tuesday, 12:00-1:30pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- Social Movement and Changing Identity in Hong Kong, by Xiaogang Wu, Chair Professor and Director, Center for Applied Social and Economic Research, The HongKong University of Science and Technology. November 14, 2019, Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- Improving Quality of Long-term Care in China, by Bei Wu, Dean’s Professor in Global Health and Director for Global Health and Aging Research, New York University. March 4, 2020, Wednesday, 12:15-1:45pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- Welfare for Repression: China’s Use of Social Assistance to Suppress Protest and Contention, Jennifer Pan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Stanford University. March 26, 2020, Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- Parental Migration, Caretaking Arrangements, and Children’s Delinquency and Victimization in Rural China, by Xiaojin Chen, Associate Professor of Sociology, Tulane University. April 2, 2020, Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm. Room C03, School of Social Work
- Parenting Needs of Chinese Parents of Children with Autism from America, Macau, and Taiwan, by Hsu-Min Chiang, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Macau. Friday, April 10, 2020. Time TBD.
- Enhancing Rural Children’s Social Information Processing Skills through Intervention Research in Shaanxi, China, by Shenyang Guo, Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research, Washington University in St. Louis. Spring 2020, date and time TBD.
- China’s Age of Abundance: Population, Distribution, and Implications, by Wang Feng, Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine. Spring 2020, date and time TBD.