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East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong


Eastern welfare systems have largely been neglected by Western social policy. There is very little information in the West about their operation and the differences between them. Yet, as China and South-East Asia emerge as a major regional economic block, it is vital to understand the social models that are in operation there and how they are developing. This book puts the spotlight on the Chinese and South-East Asian welfare systems, providing an up-to-date assessment of their character and development. In particular, it examines the underlying assumptions of these systems and how the process ... More

Keywords: Eastern welfare systems, Western social policy, China, South-East Asia, globalisation, cultural context, Confucianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861345523
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Walker, editor

Chack-kie Wong, editor

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Part 1 Welfare in East Asia

One Introduction: East Asian welfare regimes

Alan Walker, and Chack-kie Wong

Two Is welfare unAsian?

Ruby C.M. Chau, and Wai Kam Yu

Part 2 The East Asian welfare regimes

Seven Taiwan: what kind of social policy regime?

Michael Hill, and Yuan-shie Hwang

Ten Conclusion: from Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker, and Chack-kie Wong

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