In this article, we o ﬀ er a perspective on the re-emergence of social work in China from the viewpoint of a longstanding and very productive partnership between Chinese and U.S. social work educators and researchers. We begin with a brief historical context, followed by a description of partnership development among Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Washington University in St. Louis. To illustrate academic collaborations and policy innovation in this partnership, we use asset building, productive ageing, and ﬁ nancial capability as examples. The partnership has also included joint e ﬀ orts and interactions for social workers training in multiple forms. We conclude with some of the challenges and lessons in this partnership.