Professor Guan Xinping

Dr. in Economic (Nankai University, China), MA in sociology (Nankai University, China), Professor and Dean, Department of Social Work & Social Policy, and the Vice Director, The Center for European Studies at Nankai University.

Guan holds several important academic position in social policy, social work and sociology, such as the Vice-Director of China Association of Social Work Education; the Vice Director of Social Policy Committee, China Association of Sociology. He is also a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs and a member of China Ministry of Education’s Directing Board of Sociology Teaching.

Professor Guan’s main academic areas are in social policy, social work, and sociology. His main research topics in recent years include China’s social policy transition in the background of globalization; poverty and social assistance in urban and rural China; social policy for rural migrant workers in urban China, etc. He is the author of the books of “Urban Poverty in China”(1999), which was awarded “Excellent works in Humanity and Social Research” by the Ministry of Education(2003). He edited several textbooks including “Introduction to Social Policy” (2003, 2009), “Social Research Methods”(2004) and “Laws and Regulations in Social Work” (2007, 2009). He has published many academic papers within and out of China in the areas of social policy, social work and sociology. In recent years, Professor Guan have got  researches funds from China’s National Foundation of Philosophy and Social Sciences, China’s National Foundation of Sciences, China Ministry of Education, China Ministry of Civil Affairs, China Ministry of Finance, UNESCO, Ford Foundation, etc.

Selected Recent Publications

The Nine Agendas in Institutional Building of China’s Social Assistance, China Social Security, No.9, 2009 (In Chinese)

Equal rights and social inclusion: Actions for improving welfare access by rural migrant workers in Chinese cities,(in English) China Journal of Social Work,V.1 No. 2, July 2008

Human Security: Analysis Framework & Policies, Academia Bimenstries, No 1, 2008

Institutional and Individual Autonomy: Investigating Predictors of Altitudes toward Institutional Care in China, (in English) (1st author), (US)The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 64 (1): 83-107 2007

China Social Security: Historic development and the institutional transition in Contemporary China, in Social policy in China Mainland, Taiwan & Hong Kong, Edited by ChaKai Wong etc. Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2007 (In Chinese)

“The Risks in the Partial Accumulative Fund Pension Insurance and Its Alternatives”, Academia Bimenstries, Jiangsu, No1, 2006 (in Chinese)