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date: 22 September 2019

Agricultural Cooperatives Movement Nóngcūn gōngshèhuà yùndòng 农村公社化运动‎ 

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Author(s):
John Q. TianJohn Q. TIAN

The agricultural cooperatives movement, which sought to move rural China beyond small family farming, was a significant step in the socialist transformation of the Chinese countryside. It was achieved without much turmoil despite the excesses associated with various stages of the process. Once collectivization was completed, though, some of the excesses laid the seeds for the radical policies of the Great Leap Forward. ...

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