Journal of Comparative Asian Development (JCAD)

Journal of Comparative Asian Development (JCAD)

Editors-in-Chief: Raymond K. H. Chan (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Jacky Cheung (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2021
ISSN: 1533-9114|EISSN: 2150-5403|DOI: 10.4018/JCAD


The Journal of Comparative Asian Development (JCAD) culls timely works to advance knowledge in Asia and its development viable in comparative perspective. The knowledge engages, elaborates, and enriches a variety of scientific approaches in sociology, economics, geography, psychology, anthropology, political science, social science, and their specific fields of business, education, criminal justice, journalism, social policy, social work, and others. For such knowledge advancement, each paper of the Journal is substantial to recite its theory, review, and/or research thoroughly and deeply. The papers are locatable in such international abstract and index systems as AGRICOLA, bibliography of Asian Studies, E-Lib Bremen, International Political Science Abstracts, NHN/Naver, SCImago, and Scopus.

Topics Covered

  • Capitalism and Socialism
  • Civic Engagement and Association
  • Civil Society
  • Corruption
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Culture and Arts
  • Democracy and Non-Democracy
  • Education
  • Elite
  • Employment, Work, Labor, and Unemployment
  • Equality, Inequality, and Social Stratification
  • Ethics
  • Family and Marriage
  • Fertility and Mortality
  • Globalization
  • Governance
  • Human Capital and Talent
  • Infrastructure
  • International Relation
  • Knowledge and Information Society
  • Marginalization and Oppression
  • Media and Communication
  • Migration, Immigration, and Mobility
  • Minority and Diversity
  • Modernization and Post Modernization
  • Nation and State Building
  • Policing and Security
  • Policymaking and Planning
  • Political Activities
  • Political Party
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Prosperity, Poverty, and Stagnation
  • Quality of Life
  • Religion
  • Rights and Liberties
  • Social Change and Evolution
  • Social Conflict and Violence
  • Social History
  • Social Institution
  • Social Justice
  • Social Movement and Protest
  • Social Order and Cohesion
  • Social Risk, Crisis, and Safety
  • Social Services
  • Sovereignty and Secession
  • Sustainability and Environmental Issues
  • Trade and Business
  • Urbanization
  • War and Peace
  • Welfare and Charity

Mission and Scope

The Journal of Comparative Asian Development (JCAD) offers in-depth and comparative studies that will interest scholars, private and public institutions, entrepreneurs, as well as policymakers. Above all, it aspires to serve as an international forum for Asian academics and experts with their counterparts from the rest of the world. Considerable emphasis applies to comparative development to overcome a common weakness of regional studies, based on the belief that the latter will upgrade with a comparative approach, together with theory building and theory adaptation. The journal welcomes contributions from all those interested in scholarly exchanges in the broad field of comparative Asian studies.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Raymond K. H. Chan is University Dean of Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His major research interests are in risk and social policy, comparative social policy, and family and labour policies. He has authored and edited books, as well as published articles on topics concerning social change and social policy, gender and care, risk and social policy, with special focus on Asia. [email:]
Jacky Chau-kiu Cheung, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong, China. He has recently published articles concerning civility, social inclusion, resilience, character education, moral development, peer influence, and class mobility. His current research addresses issues of protest, thriving, early child development, organizational culture, and drug and vocational rehabilitation. Over the years, he has endeavored to scrutinize and advance knowledge concerning socio-moral development, social capital, and life quality. He has authored and edited books on postmodernization, emerging adulthood, and Chinese youth. He actively engages in applied research on various social services for youth, elders, people with disabilities, and others, education, policing, correctional services, and other community concerns. In support of the research is his recurrent telephone survey projects. These endeavors have been informative to public policy and services. [email:]

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Arindam Chatterjee, Heritage Institute of Technology, India.
Sudeshna Ghosh, Scottish Church College, India ORCID
Wing-chung Ho, City University of Hong Kong, China
Xinshan Jia, South China Agricultural University, China
Victor Jing Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Arun Kumar Kaushik, O.P Jindal Global University, India ORCID
Jinghong Liu, Nankai University, China ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Pranab K. Bardhan, University of California, USA
Philip Cheng, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Yong Geng, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Junfeng Gu, Law School, Shantou University, China
Seong K. Ha, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Kevin J. Hewison, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Raghbendra Jha, Australian National University, Australia
Philip Kelly, York University, Canada
Chris King-chi Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Sarosh Kuruvilla, Cornell University, United States
Satoshi Shimizutani, Institute for International Policy Studies, Japan
Ranjay K. Singh, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, India
Pan Suk Kim, Yonsei University, South Korea
Salih Turan Katircioglu, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Henry Wai-chung Yeung, National University of Singapore ORCID
Chihiro Watanabe, Department of Industrial Management, Tokyo Seitoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yehua Dennis Wei, Department of Geography, Institute of Public and International Affairs, University of Utah, USA
Hans Westlund, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Fulong Wu, University College London, UK
Belinda Yuen, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Jacky Chau-kiu Cheung
City University of Hong Kong
Raymond K H Chan
City University of Hong Kong