The China Journal of Social Work has honored work by an international team of scholars with the 2020 Best Article award for their study on the rebirth of social work in mainland China. The international team includes scholars from Saint Louis University, Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Washington University’s Center for Social Development.

In a world where large political and economic forces can pull people apart, this example of academic and policy collaboration is a small yet meaningful contribution to pulling people together.

the study notes

Re-emergence of social work in modern China: A perspective by Chinese and U.S. partners, published in the journal’s April 2020 issue, traces social work’s resurgence on the mainland through a case study on a longstanding partnership among Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Washington University in St. Louis.

CSD researchers Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Margaret Sherraden, Jin Huang, Nancy Morrow-Howell, and former Brown School Dean Shanti Khinduka are coauthors of the award-winning article.

Additional information on the award and award-winning study are at Center for Social Development.