This book critically examines the issues and challenges of social development faced by societies in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with particular reference to the major strategies these societies adopt to promote social cohesion and civil harmony in the context of globalization. It focuses on people who have been socially marginalized by the Asian financial crisis in 1997, and examines the measures Greater China has adopted to balance economic growth with social development. The book will be of interest to readers who wish to know more about societies in Mainland China, and the effects of globalization.
The Quest for a Balanced Economic Growth and Social Development: Ideas and Practices Promoting Social Harmony in Greater China (K H Mok et al.); Concepts of Social Cohesion and Policy Response: Social Cohesive Efforts to Meet Youth Development Needs in Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong (S K M Tsang & Y K Chu); In Search of Harmonious Society in China: A Social Policy Response (K L Ngok & Y P Zhu); Social Cohesion in a Divided Society: Lessons from Taiwan's Welfare Politics (Y W Ku); One Country, Two Cities: A Comparison in Perceived Cohesion in Guangzhou and Hong Kong (S T M Chan et al.); Social Change and Urban Governance: Governing a Global City in the Context of Political Transition (T L Lui); Embracing the Market: Examining the Consequences for Education, Housing and Health in Chinese Cities (K H Mok et al.); Urban Governance from Below: A Case Study of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (S S Chien & Y L Wu); Economic Well-Being, Urban Poverty and Pension Reforms: Elderly Poverty and Old Age Pension Reforms in Hong Kong: Issues and Prospects (E Chui & L Ko); Is Welfare Restructuring and Economic Development in Post 1997 Hong Kong in Search of a Cohesive Society? (M Lau & K H Mok); Economic Development and Household Economic Well-Being in Urban China (X L Zhang et al.); The Fragmentation of the Old-Age Security System: The Politics of Pension Reform in Taiwan (S J Shi).