1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Lijie Fang

Former Visiting Fellow

Lijie is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Policy, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She received her PhD of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Renmin University of China. She worked as a two-year post-doctor fellow in Tsinghua University of China. She was also a visiting Ford Foundation Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her research is mainly focused on health policy, elderly service, community development, and welfare regime. She published more than twenty papers in English and Chinese, as well as books on long-term care and institutional trust of health policy (in Chinese). Her book on health reform in China is forthcoming.

She has been a consultant in the departments of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Civil Affairs of the Central Government in China. She is currently conducting, at the request of the local government, some pilot projects on community development.

She is a co-organizer of a comparative study network "Social Policy in Greater China", which is composed of seven universities and institutes from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. She is also co-director of the "Social Policy Review", a by-annual book series.