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The sociology of gambling in China

Author: Tijie Cheng; Zhang Yunling
Publisher: Reading : Paths International, ©2011.
Series: Impact of Change in Modern China.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor TJ Cheng's knowledge of Macau, which is the world's gambling capital larger than Las Vegas in absolute money terms, has afforded him to the opportunity to study both the personal and social impact of gambling. This bold and far-sighted work attempts to understand gambling behaviour in a systematic multi-perspective manner. It will appeal to students of China, sociology and gambling as well as policy makers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cheng, Tijie, 1943-
Sociology of gambling in China.
Reading : Paths International, ©2011
(OCoLC)762713015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tijie Cheng; Zhang Yunling
ISBN: 9781844640850 184464085X
OCLC Number: 715160776
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Foreword; Preface & Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Chapter 1 --
Introduction: Foreword to Sociology of Gambling; What Is Sociology and Sociology of Gambling?; Why Should We Study Sociology of Gambling; Chapter 2 --
Definition, Category, Purpose & Methodology of Sociologyof Gambling; The Definition of Sociology of Gambling; The Category of Sociology of Gambling; The Purpose of Gambling Sociology; Research Methodology of Gambling Sociology; Chapter 3 --
Viewing Gambling Culture from Historical Perspective; Human Nature & Gambling: The Origin and History of Gambling. The Development and Cultural Integration of Gambling Between Chinaand Foreign CountriesThe Cultural Differences of Gambling Between China and the West; Chapter 4 --
The Tendency of Modernization of Gambling Industry; General Condition of Gambling Industry out of China; The Legal and Underground Gambling Industry in Mainland China; The Tendency of Gambling Industry Development-the Four Orientations; Chapter 5 --
The Positive & Negative Impact of Gambling Industry to Social Development; The Positive Impact of the Gambling Industry; The Negative Impact of the Gambling Industry. The Prolonging Historical Debate on the "Allow-or-Disallow-Gambling"Chapter 6 --
The Applicationof Gambling Sociology; Responsible Gambling, a New Issue for Macao; Problem Gambling and the Treatment of It; Prevention Measures for Relevant Social Problems; Chapter 7 --
Exploring Diversification in Gambling-Tourism Industry; How to Understand Comparative Advantages of the Gambling Industry; Business Advantages and the Opportunity Cost; Turn Unilateral Advantage into Comprehensive One; Chapter 8 --
Controversy of the Opening Policy in Macao's Gambling Industry. How to View Foreign Investment in MacaoIs There Any Evidence for Political Plot?; Going Forward or Backward?; Some Policy Suggestions; Taking the People as Our Fundamental, Returning to Common Sense; Chapter 9 --
Conclusive Remarks:There Is a Long Way to Go, and Long Time to Come; China Badly Needs a National Special Zone of Cultural Industry; Macao (and Hengqin) Have a Favorable Opportunity to Develop Culture Industry; Cultural Industry Needs Government Support; The Opportunity Is Only Once; Epilogue; Appendix I --
Timetable of Macao's Liberalizationof Gambling Industry. Appendix II --
A List of Casinos in Macao(In Business, UnderConstruction and Planning)Bibliography.
Series Title: Impact of Change in Modern China.
Responsibility: TJ Cheng.

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