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Hypocrisy – The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China

Vincent Shing Cheng


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 ... More

Keywords: Hypocrisy, propaganda, policing, detention, drug abuse, drug control, prison culture, prison labour, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455683
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent Shing Cheng, author
Open University of Hong Kong