Feelings of Justice in the Chinese Community of Macao
A feeling of justice is something that is difficult to describe. It is particularly so when dealing with an everyday notion of what is 'fair' or 'unfair' in a culturally distant community, and even more in a context of rapid cultural transition. This book illustrates these perils clearly. It is an enquiry directed at the Chinese population of Macao, in mid-1999, concerning their knowledge of official law and their sense in matters of what constitutes 'justice' or 'injustice' in a wide variety of situations. It contains an analytical study of the data collected, followed by a number of interpretaive studies based on them. Although essentially academic in its orientation, it is a valuable contribution to the improvement of policies on civil rights in the region.