International Colloquium on Social Work Education in China
It was a first-of-its-kind international meeting of leading scholars around the world who are interested in social work in China. It was held in Beijing in June 2000. The purpose was to gather together the latest research and thinking on social work education in China, and to generate seminal ideas for future research and development. Over forty papers were presented by scholars from Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The colloquium provided an excellent opportunity for in-depth discussion and exchange among these experts. The interaction between Chinese and international colleagues was found to be extremely beneficial to the integration of Western social work knowledge and Chinese experience. The proceedings have been published in both Chinese and English:
- Tsang, A.K.T., Yan, M.C., and Shera, W. (Eds.). (2004). Social work in China: A snapshot of critical issues and emerging ideas – Proceedings of the international colloquium in Beijing 2000. Toronto: University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work.
- Tsang, A.K.T., Wang, S.B., Yan, M.C. (Eds.), (2001). Critical issues in the development of social work in China in the 21st century – Proceedings of the international colloquium in Beijing, June, 2000. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press. (published in Chinese)
The English version is the first collection of papers on Chinese social work, written by both Chinese and international colleagues, made available to non-Chinese scholars and researchers.