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Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Louis Putterman


This book is a detailed study of rural reform in China. After the death of Mao, and with the ascendency of Deng Xiaoping in 1978, China began a programme of agricultural reform intended to increase productivity. Three major changes moved the agricultural sector from a centrally planned system to a more market-oriented one. First was the replacement of collective teams by farming by households. Second, an increase in free markets for rural products, and an increase in state prices for farm products, and the partial elimination of the two-tier price system. Third were changes in the economic str ... More

Keywords: China, Mao, Deng Xiaoping, agricultural reform, productivity, centrally planned, market oriented, collective, free markets, rural income

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195078725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Putterman, author
Brown University