The Myth of Neighbourhood Mutual Help

The Myth of Neighbourhood Mutual Help

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This book describes the traditional Chinese neighbourhood structures at different historical periods and discovered that the neighourhood structures were tightly knitted more for the purpose of control than for welfare protection of the people. The transformation into the socialist system has revitalized the neighbourhood network since 1949.The detailed provision of bicycle stands and repair shops, service stations, neighbourhood canteens and shops, and household service teams is described in the ... Some retired workers serve as guards to keep the bicycle stand in order.

Title:The Myth of Neighbourhood Mutual Help
Author:Cecilia L. W. Chan
Publisher:Hong Kong University Press - 1993


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