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The Chinese Rural Commune with Zhun Xu, author of “From Commune to Capitalism”

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Matt and Christian, hosts of Cosmonaut, join Zhun Xu, author of From Commune to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty for a discussion on China’s communes from their construction to their dismantling. They contextualize land reform globally, elaborate on how the Chinese land reform process looked different from the Soviet one, discuss how the communes looked and functioned, and what services they provided as well as their achievements and their points of failure….

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From Commune to Capitalism: How China's Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty

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