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Social Policy Reform in Hong Kong and Shanghai

A Tale of Two Cities

Social Policy Reform in Hong Kong and Shanghai( )
Author: Wong, Linda
Shixun, Gui
Editor: White, Lynn
ISBN:978-0-7656-1312-7
Publication Date:Oct 2003
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

As the richest cities in the world's most populous nation, Hong Kong and Shanghai have recently experienced dynamic growth spurred by more and better-managed capital. These cities also have social problems whose solutions will cost money. Their urban populations are aging. Health finance at the level these "First World" cities demand threatens to consume a large portion of the municipal budgets. Eldercare and social security are now less well covered by traditional Chinese families....
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Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.931 x 5.928 x 0.741 Inches
Book Weight:1.27 Pounds
Author Biography
Wong, Linda (Author)
A historian of technology and a medieval specialist, Lynn White was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University. He earned advanced degrees at Union Theological Seminary and Harvard University, where he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in European medieval and Renaissance history. In 1934 White began his distinguished teaching career, first at Princeton Uni__versity, then at Stanford University and Mills College, where he also served as president from 1943 to 1958. Appointed professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1958, he taught there until he retired in 1972. Among his numerous academic honors, White served as president of the History of Science Society, the Society for the History of Technology, and the American Historical Association. White's research and writing emphasized the thrust of technology in the transformation of Western culture from its medieval religious impulse to its increasingly secular Renaissance concerns. In his classic study, Machina ex Deo: Essays in the Dynamism of Western Culture (1969), he explored the spiritual foundations of technological innovation in Western Europe. 020



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