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Crime and the Chinese dream

Author: Børge Bakken
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although official propaganda emphasizes the Chinese Dream as the dream of all Chinese, the opportunities of achieving the prosperity by legal means are distributed unequally. Crime and the Chinese Dream reveals how people on the margins of Chinese society find their way to the Chinese Dream through illegal or deviant behaviours. The case studies in this book include corrupt doctors in public hospitals in Beijing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1028974550
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Børge Bakken
ISBN: 9789888455119 9888455117
OCLC Number: 1031529131
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface; Illustrations; 1. Introduction; 2. A State of Contradiction; 3. 'Cake Uncles'; 4. Social Exclusion and Criminal Victimization; 5. Tales of Rehabilitation and Realities of Pain; 6. War with the Internet Demon; Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Børge Bakken.

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Although official propaganda emphasizes the Chinese Dream as the dream of all Chinese, the opportunities of achieving the prosperity by legal means are distributed unequally. Crime and the Chinese Dream reveals how people on the margins of Chinese society find their way to the Chinese Dream through illegal or deviant behaviours. The case studies in this book include corrupt doctors in public hospitals in Beijing, fraudsters in a village called 'cake uncles', illegal motorcycle taxi drivers in Guangzhou, drug users being 're-educated' in detention centres, and internet addicts who are treated a.

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