CSWE China Collaborative Initiative

Location(s): Asia, China, Wuhan and Nanchang
Target Population: 
Chinese students in social work masters programs
Project Team: 

Fei Sun, PhD, PI and Flavio F. Marsiglia, PI

Project Status: 
China Collaborative Initiative of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

As part of the China Collaborative Initiative launched by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) in the U.S. in collaboration with the China Association of Social Work Education (CASWE),  seven U.S. universities were matched with seven regions in China to help strengthen social work master programs in these regions. The ASU School of Social Work partnered with ten MSW programs in four central provinces in China (population > 268 million). Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) coordinates the exchange between the ASU School of Social Work and other Chinese schools. 


GCAHR sponsored a visiting scholar, Dr. Guohe Jiang, as part of this collaboration. Dr. Marsiglia visited Wuhan and Nanchang to provide a 7-day training on family therapy to social work faculties in this region. Dr. Marsiglia and Dr. Sun are involved in helping establish a research and service center focusing on health and aging within the School of Social Work at the HUST.

Publications and Presentations

Gao, X., Sun, F., Marsiglia, F. F., & Dong, X. (2019). Elder mistreatment among older Chinese Americans: The role of family cohesion. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 88(3), 266-285.

Shi, Y., Sun, F., Liu, Y., & Marsiglia, F. F. (2020). Perceived threat of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older Chinese Americans in subsidized housing: Through a cultural lens. Dementia, 19(6), 1777-1793.

Liu, M., Sun, F., Zhang, Z. & Marsiglia, F. F. (in press). Enhancing field education of Social Work in mainland China: Perspectives from students and faculty members. China Journal of Social Work.