China is the world's most populated country, with over 1.3 billion inhabitants. China was one of the earliest centers of human civilization and has a history of thousands of years. The People's Republic of China was established in 1949 and is led by the Communist Party of China.
This case study was conducted in Zhejiang Province on the southeastern coast of China, home to more than 47 million people. Eleven cities or prefectures, including the capital, Hangzhou - home of 6 million people and with its famous West Lake - are under the direct jurisdiction of the province. Zhejiang Province has 53 ethnic minority groups, who speak a range of dialects.
KeywordsZhejiang Province School Administrator Rural School Psychological Quality Ottawa Charter
The project has been implemented by the Health Education Institute of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Zhejiang Province, China, under the leadership of Dr. Zhang Xin-Wei and Dr. Liu Li-Qun. The data collection and analysis for this case study have been assisted and guided by Dr. Yu Sen-Hai, Mr. Jack Jones, Dr. Jared Kass, Ms. Cheryl Vince Whitman, and Dr. Gene Diaz.
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