Chinese action research project: household needs, public services and community organisations

Despite misguided perceptions that Chinese households are doing well in comparison to other ethnic minority communities, many urgent problems and issues remain hidden with little attention being paid by public services.

This study, led by Ian Law working collaboratively with Chinese community organisations, examined housing, health and social care needs and the challenges that face both community groups and mainstream service providers.

This work was commissioned by Chinese community groups as a follow-up to the local study carried out by Ian Law in 1990 and included training and capacity-building activities, a survey of 110 individuals, focus group work and collation of a wide range of source material.

Ongoing action research work continues, in conjunction with the re-formed Leeds Chinese Community Association.

Project Publications

Ian Law (2004) Chinese Action Research Project: household needs, public services and community organisations, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies.

Ian Law, Harris Hadjuthemistos and Carmen Lau (2006) Chinese Pupils' Experiences within British and American Educational Contexts, CERS.