COVID-19’s Impact On Public Mental Health

2020 was the year that the world came to a halt. While virus infections are not uncommon, COVID-19 is the only one, thus far, that brought in huge challenges with its speed of infection, serious effects, and high mortality rates. In the beginning, many world leaders brushed it off as another influenza outbreak; however, itContinue reading “COVID-19’s Impact On Public Mental Health”

International Day of Education 24 Jan 2023

This year marks the fifth year of the International Day of Education. It will be celebrated on 24 January 2023 under the theme to “invest in people, prioritize education.” As part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for People, Planet, and Prosperity, education is recognized as a crucial component to accelerate progress toward achieving the SustainableContinue reading “International Day of Education 24 Jan 2023”

SAGE Publishing APAC’s Top Rated Books Of 2022

The continuous improvement in our lives comes from the tireless efforts of people in various fields who have written many books to share their knowledge and experience. As we draw the year to a close, we round up some of the top-rated books of 2022, written by experts in their respective fields of Research, BusinessContinue reading “SAGE Publishing APAC’s Top Rated Books Of 2022”

Social Research Talk: Q&A with Sociologist Yu Xie

Research is and has always been an essential element in sociology. SAGE Publishing Asia Pacific organized an intimate question-and-answer session with Professor Yu Xie via Zoom to emphasize its importance. He provided insights and suggestions to researchers about social research and how to get their papers published. Professor Yu Xie is currently a member ofContinue reading “Social Research Talk: Q&A with Sociologist Yu Xie”

Library & Information Science Research to Support Librarian’s Professional Development 

As author Neil Gaiman says, “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one”. Librarians play an essential role in collecting, curating and storing information to enhance the minds of people searching for reliable information for projects, papers, initiatives, and more. Today, librarians do more than that; theyContinue reading Library & Information Science Research to Support Librarian’s Professional Development 

SAGE HOUR 2022

SAGE Publishing Asia Pacific organized a two-part SAGE Hour webinar for the Southeast and Central Asian region on 1 Nov 2022 to engage the local academics with our publishing knowledge and academic views. The event was attended by over 200 attendees consisting of academics, librarians, and students. The first part of the webinar featured Prof.Continue reading “SAGE HOUR 2022”

Autism in Asia: Early Start Denver Model in Taiwan

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes atypical development in children’s social communication and social interaction. More than 30% of children with ASD are incapable of communicating through speech, struggle to comprehend language and may never acquire functional speech.  The typical symptoms of ASD include: They may even resort to violent tantrumsContinue reading Autism in Asia: Early Start Denver Model in Taiwan

Autism in Asia: Parent Peer Coaching Program in Mongolia

The WHO estimates that 1 in 100 children have autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, some studies reveal that numbers may be noticeably higher because there is little clarity about the prevalence of autism in low- and middle-income nations. Children with this neurological and developmental disorder usually have communication and social interaction challenges, haveContinue reading “Autism in Asia: Parent Peer Coaching Program in Mongolia”

Autism in Asia: Impact of Parents’ Discrimination on Children’s Symptoms in Hong Kong

In a recent Household Survey conducted in 2019 – 2020, the Census and Statistics Department in Hong Kong estimated that 1.4% of its local children under 15 years old have ASD. The numbers are close to the worldwide prevalence rate of 1%. Despite efforts to create an inclusive school environment, there is still much stigmaContinue reading Autism in Asia: Impact of Parents’ Discrimination on Children’s Symptoms in Hong Kong

Autism in Asia: Parent Training Program in China

An extensive population census by the National Bureau of Statistics of China in 2021 found that 1% of its children (approximately 3.1 million) have autism. Even though records of the symptoms of autism (speech delay, “muddle-headedness”) were found in China as early as the seventh century, autism was not recognised or acknowledged until 1982. DueContinue reading “Autism in Asia: Parent Training Program in China”