Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Personal reflections on 30 years of social work development in China
Author(s): Dominelli, Lena
Contact Email:
Keywords: Disaster social work
Wenchuan earthquake
reciprocated learning
dialogical sharing
modern social work
professional development
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Dominelli L (2020) Personal reflections on 30 years of social work development in China. China Journal of Social Work, 13 (1), pp. 102-109.
Abstract: China has developed modern social work over the past 30 years, introducing new theories and models of good practice that have been drawn from diverse parts of globe. It has also made extensive contributions to disaster interventions based on its engagement in numerous calamities that have affected the population in China, including the devastating Wenchuan earthquake of 2008. More recently, its dynamic leaders have supported the development of social work in other Asian countries. I have been privileged to have developed a long-standing relationship with China, its culture and its history for many decades, even before I became a social worker. My social work colleagues have honoured me by strengthening this interest by providing many opportunities to walk alongside them. This article considers my personal reflections on a profession’s development through momentous world events, and China rightly deserves to celebrate its 30 years of growth and development.
DOI Link: 10.1080/17525098.2020.1756209
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in China Journal of Social Work on 13 May 2020, available online:
Licence URL(s):

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Dominelle-CJSW-2020.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version281.62 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 2021-05-14    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.