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Philanthropy for Health in China

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Jennifer Ryan is a Research Fellow in Global Health and Philanthropy at the China Medical Board. She has a master’s degree in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University.

Lincoln C. Chen is President of the China Medical Board, an independent American foundation for advancing health in China and Asia. He was Founding Director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health, and Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Dr. Chen is Chair of the Board of BRAC USA and former Chair of the Board of CARE/USA.

Tony Saich is Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Saich is a trustee member of International Bridges to Justice and the China Medical Board.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Philanthropy for Health in China: Distinctive Roots and Future Prospects / Lincoln Chen, Jennifer Ryan, Tony Saich
Section I: Revitalization after Collapse
1. The Collapse and Re-emergence of Private Philanthropy in China, 1949-2012 / Zhenyao Wang and Yanhui Zhao
2. Shifting Balance of Philanthropic Policies and Regulations in China / Mark Sidel
3. Changing Health Problems and Health Systems: Challenges for Philanthropy in China / Vivian Lin and Bronwyn Carter
Section II: Chinese Roots and Foreign Engagement
4. Medicine with Mission: Chinese Roots and Foreign Engagement in Health Philanthropy / Xiulan Zhang and Lu Zhang
5. American Foundations in Twentieth Century China / Zhongyun Zi and Mary Bullock
6. Connecting Philanthropy with Innovation: China in the First Half of Twentieth century / Darwin Stapleton
7. International Philanthropic Engagement in Three Stages of China’s Response to HIV/AIDS / Ray Yip
8. Gender and Reproductive Health in China: Partnership with Foundations and the United Nations / Joan Kaufman, Mary Ann Burris, Eve W. Lee, and Susan Jolly
9. Foreign Philanthropic Initiatives for Tobacco Control in China / Jeffrey Koplan and Pamela Redmon
Section III: Transitions and Prospects
10. GONGOs in the Development of Health Philanthropy in China / Guosheng Deng and Xiaoping Zhao
11. The Red Cross Society of China: Past, Present and Future / Caroline Reeves
12. More than Mercy Money: Private Philanthropy for Special Health Needs / Li Fan
13. Charitable Donations for Health and Medical Services from Hong Kong to Mainland China / David Faure
14. Towards a Healthier Philanthropy: Reforming China’s Philanthropic Sector / Yongguang Xu
Glossary
Contributors
Index

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