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From commune to capitalism : how China's peasants lost collective farming and gained urban poverty

Author: Zhun Xu
Publisher: New York, NY : Monthly Review Press, [2018] ©2018
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In the early 1980s, China undertook a massive reform that dismantled its socialist rural collectives and divided the land among millions of small peasant families. Known as the decollectivization campaign, it is one of the most significant reforms in China's transition to a market economy. From the beginning, the official Chinese accounts, and many academic writings, uncritically portray this campaign as a huge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Xu, Zhun.
From commune to capitalism.
New York : Monthly Review Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1014460646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zhun Xu
ISBN: 9781583677018 1583677011
OCLC Number: 1041152702
Description: 1 online resource (154 pages)
Contents: Socialism and capitalism in the Chinese countryside --
Chinese agrarian change in world-historical context --
Agricultural productivity and decollectivization --
The political economy of decollectivization --
The achievement, contradictions, and demise of rural collectives.
Responsibility: by Zhun Xu.

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In the early 1980s, China undertook a massive reform that dismantled its socialist rural collectives and divided the land among millions of small peasant families. Known as the decollectivization  Read more...

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"Zhun Xu's careful analysis debunks the conventional wisdom about the supposed failure of agricultural collectives in China. Xu's reassessment of the path of agrarian change in China since 1949, Read more...

 
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