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Crime and the Chinese Dream

Børge Bakken


“Crime and the Chinese Dream” is edited by Børge Bakken. Although official propaganda emphasizes the Chinese Dream as the dream of all Chinese - a strong China with a prosperous population - but the opportunities of achieving prosperity by legal means are distributed unequally. Crime and the Chinese Dream reveals how people on the margins of Chinese society find their way to the Chinese Dream through illegal or deviant behaviours. The case studies in this book include corrupt doctors in public hospitals in Beijing, fraudsters in a village called “cake uncles”, illegal motorcycle taxi drivers i ... More

Keywords: Chinese crime and deviance, Punishment and corrections, Incarceration, Inequality and crime, Migration and crime, State capitalism, Criminal economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208661
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Børge Bakken, editor
Australian National University

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