Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population

Policy Advocacy for Aging Populations

The Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population (SARCAP) was jointly established by The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai. This research center was established to strengthen academic communications on elder issues and to provide support for the evolution of policy and law for the increasing aging populations in the two countries. Through the Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population, academics will share information, research, and writings as a collaborative project to learn how best to advocate for the independence, dignity, and care of aging populations in the United States, China, and around the world.

The Aim of SARCAP

The aim of establishing this Center is to strengthen the academic communications on elder issues, and to provide theoretical support for social law, cultural development and practical working mechanisms on aging problems of the two countries.

Research Purposes

Focusing on an aging society, ECUPL employs the means of interdisciplinary study and Sino-American comparative study for becoming a domestic authoritative academic society on elder issues research, which can create an academic atmosphere combining Chines traditional culture with contemporary social issues, to gradually expand an international effect, and to provide theoretical support for solving practical issues on Sino-American elder society.

Future research projects are being discussed and planned.