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Symposium on Social Change and Social Policy in the COVID-19 Context: Asian Perspectives and Experiences

Symposium on Social Change and Social Policy in the COVID-19 Context: Asian Perspectives and Experiences

 

 

Date: 16 December 2022 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 - 16:15 (Hong Kong time)
Venue: LYH201/1, Lingnan University, Hong Kong | Zoom
Format: Hybrid Model
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The Symposium on Social Change and Social Policy in the COVID-19 Context: Asian Perspectives and Experiences is a multidisciplinary conference held at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.  The Covid-19 global pandemic has unleashed a catastrophic crisis all across the world, which also changed people’s lives in different ways. It is clear that the future of social policy needs rethinking in many ways and responding to the need for social protection and the challenges of social injustices. The symposium aims to foster dialogue on rethinking social policy for post-pandemic transformations in the Asian context so as to meet global challenges, with a special focus on the following topics:

  • Labour Markets and Youth Employment
  • Ageing and Public Health
  • Educational and Societal Supports
  • Policy and Research Directions

 

 

Programme Rundown

 

 

09:30 - 09:45

Welcoming  

By Professor Joshua Ka Ho MOK, Vice-president of Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

Photo taking

09:45 - 10:30

Keynote

Social Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Asia Pacific Region: Some Reflections from Taiwan’s Experiences

By Professor KU Yeun Wen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

10:30 - 11:30

Session 1: Labour Markets and Youth Employment

 

Reconceptualizing Youth Poverty through the Lens of Precarious Employment in Global Pandemic Period

By Professor PUN Ngai and Ms. Peier CHEN, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

Exploring the Gaps in COVID-19 Prevention Practices in Hong Kong from a Social Justice Framework

By Professor Gizem ARAT, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

Platform Work and Social Risks: A Qualitative Study on Workers’ Experiences and Views in Hong Kong

By Cham Kit MING, Professor Tat Chor AU-YEUNG, Professor Gizem ARAT, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

11:30 - 11:45 Tea and Coffee break
11:45 – 12:45

Session 2: Ageing and Public Health

 

How Does COVID-19 Affect Formal-informal Care Relationship of People with Dementia in the  Community during the Post-pandemic Period? Evidence from Hong Kong

By Professor Cheng SHI, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

Does Compulsory Testing Measure work for suppressing the infection of COVID-19 in the elderly community: Evidence from Hong Kong 

By Professor Cong LIANG, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

How Productivist Welfare Regime Frames the Risks of Ageing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Miss Zhen TIAN, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00

Session 3: Educational and Societal Supports

 

Health Hazard and Symbolic Violence: The Impact of Double Disturbance on International Learning Experiences and Social Policy Implications for Hong Kong

By Professor Joshua Ka Ho MOK, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

A Re-Examination of the Pull Factors Influencing the Destination Choices of Chinese International Students After Massive Global Immobility

By

Professor Baohua YU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Professor Joshua Ka Ho MOK, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Professor Lihang GUAN, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong Children’s Views about their Lives and Well-being during the Pandemic: Evidence from the Covid-19 Supplement of Children’s Worlds

By

Professor Stefan KÜHNER, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Professor Maggie Ka Wai LAU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

15:00 – 15:15 Tea & Coffee break
15:15 – 16:00

Session 4: Policy and Research Directions

 

Balancing the Needs between Public Health and the Economic Recovery: Nordic Social Policies in the Wave of the Covid-19

By Professor Ka LIN, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

Unmasking the Social Policy Responses of COVID-19 in Four Southeast Asian Nations: Institutional Patterns and Policy Adjustment

By Mr. YUDA, Tauchid Komara, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

16:00 – 16:15 Closing

 

 

Abstract

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