Fong, Rowena 鄺鷺蓮

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Hawai‘i Hall 231; 956-6135
Department: 956-7182; Fax: 956-5964

BA 1974 Wellesley College
MSW 1977 University of California—Berkeley
EdD 1990 Harvard University

Professor Fong has been teaching at the University of Hawai‘i since 1990. Previously she taught at the Ohio State University, Columbus, and at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. She has also taught at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, where she did research on the effects of China’s single-child policy on families and kindergartens. Her research interests are welfare and mental health issues of Chinese children and families; socialization of Chinese preschoolers and kindergarten education in the PRC; and single-child policy effects on only-child development and international adoptions.

China-related Courses Taught
SW 660 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Selected China-related Publications
“United States Immigration Policy and Chinese Children and Families” in Hiram Fitzgerald, Barry Zester, and Barry Zimmerman (eds.), Children of Color: Theory, Practice, and Policy. Garland Press, 1999.

“Child Welfare Practices with Chinese Families: Assessment Issues for Immigrants from the People’s Republic of China.” Journal of Family Social Work 2.1 (1997), 33–47

“Socialization of Chinese Children.” With David Wu, in Social Work and Education 18.2 (1996), 71–84

“Asian American Families.” The Asian American Encyclopedia. J. Wilson (ed.). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1994.

“Family Preservation: Making It Work for Asian Families” in Child Welfare 52.4 (1994), 331–341