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Aging in Perspective and the Case of China: Issues and Approaches
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Authors: Sheying Chen (Pace University, New York, NY, USA), Jason L. Powell (Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK) 
Book Description:
This book has two main parts, one that examines what the world has learned so far in dealing with aging and another which discusses how such a country as China has kept up with that learning. By combining general reviews with case studies in a comparative context, the book illustrates the "state of the art" via a multidisciplinary approach to understanding Western and non-Western experiences. The book is a must-have for students and researchers interested in social, behavioral, and humanistic inquiry as well as public policy analysis related to aging with some of the leading experts that helped to define or redefine the fields.

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Chapter 1 - The Importance of Social Perspectives in Gerontology pp. 3-12
Authors / Editors: (Jason L. Powell)

Chapter 2 - The Humanistic Study of Aging Past and Present pp. 13-32
Authors / Editors: (Thomas R. Cole and Ruth Elaine Ray)

Chapter 3 - Aging, Economics, and Business pp. 33-54
Authors / Editors: (Barbara R. McIntosh)

Chapter 4 - The Politics of Aging: Implications for China’s New Elders pp. 55-70
Authors / Editors: (Fernando Torres-Gil and Anne Soon Choi)

Chapter 5 - Aging and Law: Using a Multidimensional Model to Understand the Legal Response to Aging pp. 71-86
Authors / Editors: (Israel Doron and Nina A. Kohn)

Chapter 6 - Aging, Family, and the Welfare State pp. 87-102
Authors / Editors: (Andrew Scharlach)

Chapter 7 - Caregivers for Older Chinese Americans: Facilitating Access to Caregiver Support Services pp. 103-118
Authors / Editors: (Herb Shon and Margaret E. Adamek)

Chapter 8 - Professional Services and Training:Meeting the Diverse Needs of Older People pp. 119-130
Authors / Editors: (Ernest Chui)

Chapter 9 - Old Age Security, Inequality, and Poverty pp. 133-150
Authors / Editors: (Xiaomei Pei and Qin Xu)

Chapter 10 - Aging and Housing in Urban China pp. 151-160
Authors / Editors: (Bin Li and Sheying Chen)

Chapter 11 - Elder Care in China pp. 161-174
Authors / Editors: (Heying Jenny Zhan)

Chapter 12 - Ageing in Hong Kong: Care Arrangements for the Aged pp. 175-188
Authors / Editors: (Alfred C.M. Chan)

Chapter 13 - Senescence, Aging, Life Span, Frailty, Disability and Disease in Chinese Populations: Trends and Prospects pp. 189-212
Authors / Editors: (Douglas E. Crews and Guibin Li)

Chapter 14 - The Psychological Well-Being of Older People pp. 213-230
Authors / Editors: (Vivian W. Q. Lou and Shixun Gui)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 15 - Conducting Aging Research in China pp. 231-246
Authors / Editors: (Iris Chi and DU Peng)

      Social Perspectives of Aging (Series Editor: Jason L. Powell, Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 1st quarter
   Pages: 262.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-941-5
   Status: AV
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