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Published by Bodley Head in London .
Written in English


  • Communes (China)

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Edition Notes

SeriesA Background book
LC ClassificationsJS7353 A8 H8 1961
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p.
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14721284M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hughes, Richard, Chinese communes. London, The Bodley Head [] (OCoLC) Document Type. Too often, Western reporting on Chinese communism tends to be either a forbidding black or an effulgent white-- seldom the bleak and blurred but pervasive and enduring grey which it should be. The controversial communes have certainly got the black treatment--in contrast, of course, to the white-washing of the official propagandists. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hughes, Richard, Chinese communes. Chester Springs, Pa., Dufour Editions [, ©] (OCoLC) A commune (the French word appearing in the 12th century from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a large gathering of people sharing a common life; from Latin communis, things held in common) is an intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests, often having common values and beliefs, as well as shared property, possessions, resources, and, .

The Commune System: Organization and Evolution. In order to achieve economic modernization, the Chinese government after sought to find a general surplus in the countryside (where 80% of the population live) and turn it into investment for industry. People's Communes in China Paperback – January 1, by Foreign Languages Press (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" Author: Foreign Languages Press.   The Chinese Communist party became formally allied with the Kuomintang in ; by Communists held many top posts in the Kuomintang organization. Chiang Kai-shek forced a reduction in Communist power in Mar., , but the party maintained the Kuomintang alliance at the insistence of the USSR. Great Leap Forward, in Chinese history, the campaign undertaken by the Chinese communists between and early to organize its vast population, especially in large-scale rural communes, to meet China’s industrial and agricultural problems. The Chinese hoped to develop labour-intensive methods of industrialization, which would emphasize manpower rather than .

Family and village have always been the center of Chinese life, but the commune is a communist invention undergoing change. Here in Kwangsi Autonomous Region, where there is a large racial minority with somewhat more freedom to innovate (Chinese affirmative action), the commune functions most effectively. The book is based on extensive research using Chinese official documents and related scholarly findings. It not only traces the background of the rise of communes, provides detailed analyses of their structure and function, but also examines the theory, practices and the causes of :   The analysis would help BAR readers understand the current Chinese political economy better from a class/historical point of view. What do you hope activists and community organizers will take away from reading your book? I hope activists and organizers will appreciate the struggles for a better society in the Chinese rural communes.   Ji Xianlin’s The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a harrowing first-person account of the period. First published in and recently translated into English, the book.