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Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.



A: David Hare Pf: 1975, Sheffield Pb: 1976 G: Pol. drama in 2 acts S: Village of Long Bow, China, 1945–9 C: 7m, 2f, performing numerous rolesIn a Chinese village after the defeat of the Kuomintang, ...

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...redistribution of the landlords' property and of assessing the needs of the community. Decisions are reversed, open criticism is invited, a bandit is re-educated, Communist ideology is propagated: ‘Without the party the village is a bowl of loose sand.’ The official policy of Agrarian Land Reform is now replaced with a new policy promoting collective farming. While fanshen promises a better future for the formerly oppressed peasants, there is still much to be done to ensure that the revolution is successful. Fanshen was remarkable in two respects: it was...