The Myth of Neighbourhood Mutual Help
The Community-Based Urban Welfare System of China
Cecilia L. W. Chan
November 1993
280 pages
5.5" x 8.5"
HK$165 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$25 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-962-209-337-9

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.