Drawing on the expertise of Chinese and Western academics and practitioners, the contributors to this volume aim to advance the understanding of philanthropy for health in China in the 20th century and to identify future challenges and opportunities. Considering government, NGO leaders, domestic philanthropists, and foreign foundations, the volume examines the historical roots and distinct stages of philanthropy and charity in China, the health challenges philanthropy must address, and the role of the Chinese government, including its support for Government Organized Non-Governmental Organizations (GONGOs). The editors discuss strategies and practices of international philanthropy for health; the role of philanthropy in China's evolving health system; and the prospects for philanthropy in a country beginning to engage with civil society.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
Commissioned by the China Medical Board in celebration of its 100th anniversary, "Philanthropy for Health in China" brings together the expertise of over two dozen authors in 14 chapters. Contributors hail from a range of academic fields, and many have long experience as practitioners working in philanthropy. . . it can be commended for drawing a clear picture of the contributions of health philanthropy in China historically and for presenting concise snapshots of recent programmes.June 2015 * The China Quarterly *
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