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The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China$
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Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.001.0001

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From a manipulated revolution to manipulated marketization

From a manipulated revolution to manipulated marketization

A logic of the Chinese model

(p.31) 1 From a manipulated revolution to manipulated marketization
The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Xiaopeng Luo

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines China’s transition from a manipulated revolution to a manipulated marketization. It discusses the role of the collective identity system, established after the Great Famine of 1959–60, which empowered the Chinese state to undertake large-scale social experiments through collectivity. Both Mao’s Cultural Revolution and Deng Xiaoping’s marketization were based on this so-called Danwei Society. The chapter concludes that manipulated social changes can be very costly and potentially self-destructive, if not accompanied by the capacity for self-governance for both society and localities.

Keywords:   China, collective identity system, social experiments, Danwei Society, collectivity, self-governance

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