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978-0-7391-4954-6 • Hardback • August 2011 • $120.00 • (£92.00)
978-0-7391-4956-0 • eBook • September 2011 • $114.00 • (£88.00)
Chak Kwan Chan is reader in social policy at Nottingham Trent University.
Chapter 1 List of Tables
Chapter 2 Abbreviations
Chapter 3 Preface
Chapter 4 Chapter One: Hong Kong Social Policy and Chinese Welfare Ideologies
Chapter 5 Chapter Two: Co-Optive Politics and Welfare Constraints
Chapter 6 Chapter Three: Legitimacy and Chinese Welfare Ideologies
Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Traditional Chinese Welfare Ideologies
Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Social Security and Chinese Welfare Ideologies Before 1945
Chapter 9 Chapter Six: Social Security and Chinese Welfare Ideologies: 1945–1967
Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: Social Security and Chinese Welfare Ideologies: 1968–1997
Chapter 11 Chapter Eight: Postcolonial Polity and Welfare Approach
Chapter 12 Chapter Nine: Postcolonial Social Security and Chinese Welfare Ideologies
Chapter 13 Chapter Ten: Chinese Welfare Ideologies and Hong Kong's Capitalism
Chapter 14 Bibliography
Chapter 15 Index
In this very well-written and richly detailed analysis, Chan Chak Kwan offers a convincing argument to explain why Hong Kong's social welfare system has remained highly residual as a result of skillful manipulation by colonial officials on traditional Chinese family values. The author's insightful analysis on the political economy of social welfare makes a significant contribution to the literature on East Asian social policy and social development. It should be widely read in the academic and policy communities.
— James Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
[This] is among a handful of studies that have paid attention to the role of European imperialism in social welfare and should inspire more research into this neglected topic. It also offers important insights of relevance to social security policy in other parts of the world as well.
— James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley
The book is probably the best I have read about social policy in Hong Kong. Tracing welfare development in Hong Kong, the author discusses the influence of traditional Chinese values on welfare, the interplay between British colonialism and Chinese socialism, and the striving of the local Hong Kong people to develop a system that links up welfare and democracy.
— Nelson Chow, University of Hong Kong
Social Security Policy in Hong Kong is undoubtedly the outstanding book on social security and the nature of the welfare system in Hong Kong. The book makes accessible a mountain of evidence and is essential reading for anyone interested in social policy in Hong Kong and China.
— Alan Walker, University of Sheffield
Chak Kwan Chan’s Social Security in Hong Kong is a well-written book on Hong Kong’s social welfare policies. ... [T]his is an informative book which serves as a useful textbook or background reference for the study of Hong Kong society.
— The China Journal