Traditional Chinese Social Structure, c. 1949. Land and labor Village and clan. Why was land reform such a crucial question for the revolutionaries?. Why was it so difficult?. Example: Gao village, (Hunan) 1949:. 280 mu (46 acres) for 20 households 1 landlord, 45 mu (7.4 ac.)
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Traditional Chinese Social Structure, c. 1949
Land and labor
Village and clan
Why was land reform such a crucial question for the revolutionaries?
Why was it so difficult?
(issues raised at organizing meetings for land reform; Hinton, 1966: 128)
The People’s Republic
“We have stood up.”
Mao Zedong to the Political Consultative Congress, Sept. 11, 1949
Chinese Communist Party
People’s Liberation Army
National Peoples Congress
People (in mass organizations, social institutions)
Why these campaigns?
How were they carried out?
Ideas, ideology, institutions
Social forces of production
Relations of production
Means of production
New forces of production
One Hundred Flowers
Who turned the flowers into poisonous weeds?