8th EASP international conference

Social Policy in East Asia and Beyond: 
Rethinking Social Policy Strategies 
in Times of Uncertainty

30-31 August 2011, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Hosted by 

East Asian Social Policy research network (EASP)
Centre for Greater China Studies &
Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd)
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Supported by

Central Policy Unit, HKSAR government

The 8th EASP international conference will be held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education on 'Social Policy in East Asia and Beyond: Rethinking Social Policy Strategies in Times of Uncertainty.' The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. In this year's EASP conference, we explore challenges faced and the responses required in the East Asian region and discuss intensified impacts of global restructuring of welfare and the nature of welfare sate adaptation in East Asia and beyond. The EASP international conference will provide a forum for lively discussion on the new social challenges following the unprecedented scale of the recent global financial crisis and the region's welfare restructuring efforts in relation to the fast changing global economic order.

Stream 1: Education 
Stream 2: Family and Gender 
Stream 3: Health and Well-being 
Stream 4: Housing 
Stream 5: Immigration 
Stream 6: Methodology 
Stream 7: Old-age, Youth Adults and Labour Markets 
Stream 8: Political Economy of Welfare 
Stream 9: Social Protection and Income Maintenance 
Stream 10: Welfare Regimes 
Stream 11: Economic & Environmental Sustainability and Social Policy 

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Ito Peng (University of Toronto, Canada) 
  • Prof. Stephan Haggard (University of California, San Diego, USA) 
  • Prof. Ka Ho Mok (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong) 
  • Prof. M. Ramesh (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong) 
  • Prof. David Gordon (University of Bristol, UK) 
  • Prof. Zhang Xiulan (Beijing Normal University, China) 
  • Dr. Dominic Richardson (OECD, Social Policy Division, Paris)