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Hypocrisy : the tales and realities of drug detainees in China

Author: Vincent Shing Cheng
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2019]
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Although the official propaganda surrounding the drug detainees in China is that of helping, educating, and saving them from their drug habits and the drug dealers who lure them into drug abuse, it is clear, according to Vincent Shing Cheng, that those who have gone through the rehabilitation system lost their trust in the Communist Party's promise of help and consider it a failure. Based on first-hand information  Read more...
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(OCoLC)1051674546
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Shing Cheng
ISBN: 9888455648 9789888455645
OCLC Number: 1097578824
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Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Tales of 'Heroes' and 'Saviours'; 3. Police and the 'Hooks'; 4. Initiation Ceremony in Drug Detention; 5. Prison Authority and the 'Inmate Elites'; 6. Post-discharge Reintegration and Surveillance; 7. Conclusion; Appendix: Basic Information of the Former Drug Detainees; Chinese Glossary; References; Index
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Although the official propaganda surrounding the drug detainees in China is that of helping, educating, and saving them from their drug habits and the drug dealers who lure them into drug abuse, it is clear, according to Vincent Shing Cheng, that those who have gone through the rehabilitation system lost their trust in the Communist Party's promise of help and consider it a failure. Based on first-hand information and established ideas in prison research, Hypocrisy gives an ethnographic account of reality and experiences of drug detainees in China and provides a glimpse into a population that.

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