Professor Yuegen Xiong is professor in the Department of Sociology at Peking University, China. He is the author of Needs, Reciprocity and Shared Function: Policy and Practice of Elderly Care in Urban China (Shanghai Renmin Press, 2008) and Social Policy: Theories and Analytical Approaches (Renmin University Press, 2009).
He was the British Academy KC Wong Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford during November 2002- September 2003, the Fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK), Delmonhorst, Germany during December 2003- February 2004 and the JSPS Fellow at the University of Tokyo in October, 2005.
In the past years, he has published extensively in the field of social policy, comparative welfare regimes, social work, NGOs and civil society. He is the executive editor of China Journal of Social Work (Routledge)and editorial member of Asian Social Work and Policy Review (Wiley) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald).