Nov. 18: DU Peng's Talk on Aging & Elderly Care in China

The Columbia Aging Center and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute invite you to join us on November 18th at 12 pm for this talk by Professor DU Peng entitled “Population Aging and Elderly Care in China and East Asia.”  The talk will be held in ARB Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street.

Your RSVP is requested: cmh2197@columbia.edu.

In his talk. Professor DU Peng will compare the trend of population aging in China, Korea and Japan, the changing family role in the elderly care and policy responses, learning from the experiences from Japan and Korea, how China is developing the policies for aging society and social care in China.

About the Speaker:  Professor DU Peng is President of the ILC-China — a member of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance founded by Robert N. Butler to which the Columbia Aging Center’s ILC-USA also belongs.
He is Director and Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, Renmin University of China. His academic titles include Vice-president, Gerontological Society of China, and President of Beijing Gerontological Society. He is a member of Experts Committee of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, board member of HelpAge International and board member of United Nations International Institute on Aging.  Professor DU Peng served as the chair of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia/Oceania Region from 2009 to 2013. His research interests are population aging and aging policies. His publications include The Process of Population Aging in China, The Older Persons in China, Social Gerontology, Who will support the Older Persons, Aging Issues and Policies in EU Countries, Population Aging and Aging Issues, Population Aging: Changes and Challenges, Disabled Persons and Their Social Protection in Rural China, China’s Population in the 21st Century, Aging Society and Harmonious Society.

Photo from left to right: Yao Du, Peng Du, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Katherine Forshay, Sarah Kirsch and Dedong Wei at the Columbia Aging Center on November 18, 2016.