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Empowered or Enfeebled? A Comparative Study of Communist Land Policies in China, 1945-56

Uddenfeldt, Fredrik LU (2010) KINK01 20092
Chinese Studies
Abstract
This thesis inquires into the land policies carried out by the Chinese Communist Party during the 1940’s and 50’s. Using contemporary research and original sources, the land policies of the two periods are described and compared. It is concluded that the land movements of the two periods were different in terms of both aims and outcomes. The “land reform movement” of the 1940s was launched in a context of civil war and was aimed at generating peasant support by empowering peasants and raising rural living standards, whereas the “collectivization movement” of the 1950s was aimed at facilitating the industrialization of “New China.” This was done at the expense of the peasants who had helped the CCP come to power a decade earlier.
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author
Uddenfeldt, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
KINK01 20092
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Land Reform, China, CCP, Agricultural Collectivization
language
English
id
1667779
date added to LUP
2010-09-15 15:50:05
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2010-09-15 15:50:05
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  abstract     = {This thesis inquires into the land policies carried out by the Chinese Communist Party during the 1940’s and 50’s. Using contemporary research and original sources, the land policies of the two periods are described and compared. It is concluded that the land movements of the two periods were different in terms of both aims and outcomes. The “land reform movement” of the 1940s was launched in a context of civil war and was aimed at generating peasant support by empowering peasants and raising rural living standards, whereas the “collectivization movement” of the 1950s was aimed at facilitating the industrialization of “New China.” This was done at the expense of the peasants who had helped the CCP come to power a decade earlier.},
  author       = {Uddenfeldt, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Land Reform,China,CCP,Agricultural Collectivization},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Empowered or Enfeebled? A Comparative Study of Communist Land Policies in China, 1945-56},
  year         = {2010},
}