Tat Tsang

Tsang is the Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community as well as  the Director for China Project.  Professor A. Ka Tat Tsang’s research and scholarship is concerned with the development of a knowledge base for social work practice in a globalized environment through active integration of theory, practice and research.  Professor Tsang’s teaching is well connected with his research program; his M.S.W. courses are grounded in research and address issues such as diversity and cultural difference, sexuality, spirituality, and the political context of practice. He has also taught Ph.D. courses on epistemology, narrative (qualitative) research method and theoretical foundation. In addition to research and teaching, Professor Tsang remains active in direct practice and professional consultation.

Selected Publications

Tsang, A. K. T. (in press). Learning to change lives: The SSLD (Strategies and Skills Learning and Development). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Tsang, A. K. T., & Yan, M. C. (Eds.), (in press). Social Work in China: Collection of Papers.

Ho, P. S. Y., & Tsang, A. K. T. (Eds.), (in press). Sex, Love and Hope. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. (Chinese version published separately by China Social Sciences Press).

Blyth, E., Yee, S., & Tsang, A. K. T. (in press). They were my eggs; they were her babies: Known oocyte donors? conceptualizations of their reproductive material. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.

Tsang, A. K. T., & Yau, T.Y. (Eds.), (2011). SSLD (Strategies and Skills Learning and Development): Foundation and application. Hong Kong: Riding Cultural and Creative. Published in Chinese.

Links, P., Zaheer, J. Law, S., Shera, W., Tsang, A. K. T., Huang, X., & Liu, P. (in press) Matrix Model of rural suicide prevention. International Journal of Mental Health

Tsang, A. K. T., Fuller-Thomson, E., & Lai, D. W. L. (2011). Sexuality and health among Chinese seniors in Canada. Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Yee, S., Blyth, & Tsang, A. K.T. (2011). Oocyte donors? experience of altruistic known donation: A qualitative study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.

Lauer, S., Yan, M.C., Wilkinson, L., Sin, R., & Tsang, A.K.T. (2011).Immigrant youth and employment: Lessons learned from the analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada and 82 lived stories. Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Tsang, A. K. T., Bogo, M., & Lee, E. (2010). Engagement in cross-cultural clinical practice: Narrative analysis of first sessions. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(1), 77-90.

Tsang, A.K.T., Gao, J., Yau, T.Y., & Leung, Y.K. (Eds.), (2009). Glimmering everywhere: The journeys of 28 Chinese social workers. Beijing: Chinese Society Press. (Published in Chines ) Lai, D.W.L., Tsang, A.K.T., Chappell, Lai, D.C.Y., & Chau, S.B.Y. (in press). Relationship between culture and health status: A multi-site study on older Chinese in Canada. Canadian Journal of Aging, 26(3), 171-183.

Tsang, A.K.T., Sin, R., Jia, C., & Yan, M.C. (2008). Another snapshot of social work in China: Capturing multiple positioning and intersecting discourses in rapid movement. Australian Social Work, 61(1), 1-16.

Yan, M. C., & Tsang, A. K.T. (2008). Re-envisioning Indigenization: When the Bentuhuade and the Bentude Social Work intersect in China. In M. Gray, J. Coate, and M. Yellowbird (Eds.), Indigenous social work practice and education around the world. London: Ashgate Press.

Tsang, A. K. T., & Ho, P. S. Y. (2007). Lost in Translation: Elite Discourse and everyday language. Sexualities, 10(5), 623-644.