Linda Wong received her Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work and Sociology from University of Hong Kong, her Master in Public and Social Administration from Brunel University, and her Ph.D in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. She has worked as a social worker and social planner before taking up university teaching. She has taught in the Hong Kong Polytechnic before joining City University in 1985. In the Department, she has served as Subject Leader for China Studies and Chairs of Research Degree Studies and Research Committees. Her teaching and research interests span the fields of social welfare, comparative social policy and China studies. A long-standing researcher in social welfare and social development in China, she has completed empirical studies on social welfare reform, migrant workers, unemployment, non-state welfare service development, and comparative social policy between Shanghai and Hong Kong. In 2000, she was invited to serve as Senior Social Affairs Officer in the United Nations. Currently she serves in a number of editorial boards for social policy journals and is Guest Professor of Renmin University of China and East China Normal University.
Keynote Presentation and Paper - "Mending the Chinese Welfare Net: Tool for Social Harmony or Regime Stability", East Asian Social Policy Network Conference, Seoul, 20 August 2010, forthcoming in Joseph Cheng (ed),
Evaultion of the Hu-Wen Regime, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong
Linda Wong, "Chinese Migrant Workers: Rights Attainment Deficits, Rights
Consciousness and Personal Strategies", The China Quarterly, Issue 208,
December 2011, pp.868-890.
Linda Wong and Na Li, " Changing Welfare Institution and Evolution of Chinese Nonprofit Organizations: The Story of Elder Care Homes in Urban
Shanghai", in Sheying Chen and Jason L. Powell (eds), Aging in China:
Implications to Social Policy of a Changing Economic State, New York:
Springer, Jan 2012, pp. 237-260.
Wong L and Tang Jun, "The Third Sector and Residential Care for the Elderly in China's Transitional Welfare Economy". Australian Journal of Public Administration
, Vo1.67, Issue 1, March 2008, pp.89-96.
Linda Wong and Zheng Gongcheng, "Getting by Without State-Sponsored Social Insurance", in Ingrid Nielson and Russell Smyth (eds.), Migration and Social Protection in China, New Jersey and London: World Scientific, 2008. Chapter 9, pp.155-183.
（上、下册），人民出版社，北京，2007年6月。(758頁)。[Zheng Gongcheng, Linda Wong, Rural-Urban Migrant Workers in China: Issue and Social Protection
, People’s Press of China, Beijing, June 2007, 758pp.]
Wong L and Ngok K L,“Social Policy between Plan and Market:‘Xiagang’(Off-Duty Employment) and the Policy of the Re-employment Service Centres in China”, Social Policy and Administration, Vol.40, No. 2, April 2006, pp.158-173.
Wong L and Tang J, “Non-state Old Age Homes as Third Sector Organizations in China’s Transitional Welfare Economy”, Journal of Social Policy, Vol.35, April 2006, pp.229-246.
Wong L and Poon B, “From Serving Neighbors to Recontrolling Urban Society: the Transformation of China’s Community Policy”, China Information, Vol.19, No.3, 2005, pp.413-442.
Wong L, “Market Reform, Globalization and Social Justice in China”, Journal of Contemporary China, 2004, 13(38), 151-171.
- Social policy
- Social change and social policy in China
- Comparative social policy in the Asia Pacific Region