The Myth of Neighbourhood Mutual Help

The Community-Based Urban Welfare System of China


Cecilia L. W. Chan

ISBN : 978-962-209-337-9

Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology

November 1993

280 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″

  • HK$165.00

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.