The Neighbourhood

Australia, 1989

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Episode of Series “Dragons tongue. - Series 2.”.
Professor Colin Mackerras looks at the ways in which the Chinese live in community in neighbourhoods. Houses are often concealed behind walls with gate access and arranged around a courtyard. One large extended family may occupy the houses or a few different families may live in this arrangement. There is a communal kitchen facility and the area is supervised by a Resident’s Committee. This program also looks at the history of the evolution of Chinese writing into a single script.



Robin James

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Asian Studies Council

Griffith University

ABC-TV (Australia)







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