The book series examines and explores the experiences of Asian populations living in Asia as well as in international communities. It breaks new ground in behavioural research by considering issues in an Asian or cross-cultural perspective. What is unique about the series is its unprecedented exploration and examination of behavioural issues confronting Asian populations or problems occurring in Asian communities. This series is a convenient venue and respectable choice for scholars who want to publish their exceptional Asian research to a global audience. It provides the international community with access to valuable academic resources of Asian scholars and is an important arena for mutual exchange and sharing between Asian universities and academic institutions in other parts of the world.
It provides a meaningful platform for a diverse and rich community of local and international scholars on a range of academic disciplines, such as social work, psychology, psychotherapy, counseling and expressive art, to engage in fruitful exchange of knowledge and dialog to understand complex and diverse behavioural issues that cross cultures and continents. Due to the wide scope of this book series, it is possible for potential authors to integrate various aspects of behavioural sciences into one book, or compare similar problems in different Asian communities, thus highlighting its inter-disciplinary or comparative nature.
Understanding Crime in Villages-in-the-City in China: A Social and Behavioural Approach
Empowering Asian Youth through Volunteering: Examples of Theory into Practice
Psycho-Criminological Perspective of Criminal Justice in Asia: Research and Practices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beyond
Zhanguo Liu, T. Wing Lo
September 03, 2019
Rapid urbanization of economic zones in China has resulted in a special social phenomenon: "villages-in-the-city". Underdeveloped villages are absorbed during the expansion of urban areas, while retaining their rustic characteristics. Due to the rural characteristics of these areas, social security...
Elaine S. C. Liu
August 28, 2019
This book describes the origin, development and current state of volunteerism in Hong Kong. The book presents a field-tested model of empowering through volunteerism (namely, the CYEP at City University), that involves youth, governmental and non-governmental agencies and their clients in a rapidly...
Low Yiu Tsang Andrew
January 30, 2019
Parenting adolescents is a challenging task for parents. Professionals offer a range of support and parenting programmes to support parents. However, the importance of culturally adapting parenting programmes to benefit parents and their adolescent children hasn’t always been understood. This book...
Xiaodong Yue, Chau-kiu Cheung
October 30, 2018
This book introduces psychosocial studies of idol worship in Chinese societies. It reviews how idol worship is perceived in Chinese culture, history, and philosophy as well as how it differs from the concept of celebrity worship that is more dominant in Western literature. Using a pioneering...
July 27, 2017
This book addresses psychological studies of humour in Chinese societies. It starts by reviewing how the concept of humour evolves in Chinese history, and how it is perceived by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism respectively. It then compares differences in the Western and the Chinese perceptions...
Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan, Samuel M.Y. Ho
March 16, 2017
This book offers both theoretical and practical examinations of the psycho-criminology of criminal justice in Asia, with particular emphasis on the Hong Kong and Singapore contexts. It is designed to present the current state of the field, which addresses key topics in three major sub-areas –...
Gloria Hongyee Chan
October 06, 2016
Hidden Youth and the Virtual World examines the phenomenon of ‘hidden youth’ or hikikomori, as it is better known in Japan as well as Hong Kong. Exposure to the Internet has allowed these young persons to develop a high level of capability within the virtual world, however these are skills that are...
October 05, 2016
How is it possible that a phenomenon like psychoanalysis, which has dominated the cultural and intellectual life of the last century in Europe, North and South America, has seemingly had little-to-no resonance in Hong Kong? This book attempts to explain this phenomenon. Addressing the subject from...
December 03, 2014
This is the first English book dedicated solely to the historical development of psychotherapy in Korea. It is an archaeological research of literature relating to the care and treatment of mind in Korean history in dialogue with spiritual, philosophical, cultural, social, and medical perspectives....