Venturing to the Unknown: Men's Studies in Greater China 大中華男性研究彙集與延展

  • CHAN, Simon (PI)

Project: Digital scholarship project

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Project co-developed with the University Library.

Studies on Chinese men done by Dr. Simon Chan and other co-researchers are grouped under four categories. In Trauma, men facing domestic violence, sexual abuse and grief are studied to facilitate the understanding of their needs and coping strategies. In Men in Disadvantage, the misery and needs of divorced men, intertwined father-son conflicts and the newly formulated intervention model for the homeless men are presented. For practitioners in helping professions, Service Delivery reveals the need of low-income Chinese male service users, as well as challenges, theory and practice in working with them shared by social workers. Lastly, factors affecting male service users in their help-seeking behaviors, gender differences in interpreting intimacy and emotionally focused marriage enrichment group practice are examined under Gender Difference.

We categorize all data analysis into six parts. In Greater China, the following statistics about Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangdong and Taipei are compared, including demographic characteristics, education and training characteristics, labour force characteristics, financial status, number of registered social worker and specific social problems (suicide, addiction problem, homelessness, spouse/cohabitant battering and sexual violence). In HK 10 Years, the above types of data for the past ten years of Hong Kong are collected and arranged by year. More specifically, the latest data are sorted out and presented by gender in HK Gender. For the remaining three parts, Battered Spouse Cases, Child Abuse Cases and Sexual Violence Cases, annual numbers of respective cases reported between 2005 and 2017 is presented with interacted charts.
Effective start/end date1/08/1824/08/20


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