Social Work Practices in Chinese Culture: Conceptualization and Implementation

Kam-shing Yip
Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Series: China in the 21st Century, Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC025000

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Being rooted in Eurocentric culture, social work practice in other cultural groups has long been a challenge for professional workers around the world. China is the most populated country with 1.3 billion people. Thus, social work practice within Chinese culture and communities seemed to be an unavoidable agenda in the future development of global social work practice. This book is the first attempt in outlining, discussing and conceptualizing social work practices in different Chinese communities. This book has five chapters with a focus on comprehensive multicultural articulation of social work practices in Chinese culture; a multidimensional perspective in interpreting Chinese culture; a historical sketch of social work practice development in the U.S., followed by a comprehensive review on an international definition of social work adapted by both the IASSW and the IFSW as well as the Global Standard of Social Work Education in 2004; a comprehensive articulation of pedagogy of oppression and liberation within Chinese culture; and a discussion about the three dimensions in the indigenization of social work practice within various forms of Chinese communities. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1: Social Work Practice: From Multicultural Articulation to Chinese Cultural Articulation

Chapter 2: A Multi-Dimensional Cultural Perspective on Chinese Culture: Implications to Social Work Practice

Chapter 3: Natures and Development of Social Work and Its Implications to Social Work Practice in Chinese Communities

Chapter 4: Pedagogy of Chinese Oppression and Liberation

Chapter 5: Indigenization of Social Workers: Applicability to Different Chinese Communities

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