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The Resource Red China's green revolution : technological innovation, institutional change, and economic development under the commune, Joshua Eisenman

Red China's green revolution : technological innovation, institutional change, and economic development under the commune, Joshua Eisenman

Label
Red China's green revolution : technological innovation, institutional change, and economic development under the commune
Title
Red China's green revolution
Title remainder
technological innovation, institutional change, and economic development under the commune
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Eisenman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
China's dismantling of the Mao-era rural commune system and return to individual household farming under Deng Xiaoping has been seen as a successful turn away from a misguided social experiment and a rejection of the disastrous policies that produced widespread famine. In this revisionist study, Joshua Eisenman marshals previously inaccessible data to overturn this narrative, showing that the commune modernized agriculture, increased productivity, and spurred an agricultural green revolution that laid the foundation for China's future rapid growth. Red China's Green Revolution tells the story of the commune's origins, evolution, and downfall, demonstrating its role in China's economic ascendance. After 1970, the commune emerged as a hybrid institution, including both collective and private elements, with a high degree of local control over economic decision but almost no say over political ones. It had an integrated agricultural research and extension system that promoted agricultural modernization and collectively owned local enterprises and small factories that spread rural industrialization. The commune transmitted Mao's collectivist ideology and enforced collective isolation so it could overwork and underpay its households. Eisenman argues that the commune was eliminated not because it was unproductive, but because it was politically undesirable: it was the post-Mao leadership led by Deng Xiaoping--not rural residents--who chose to abandon the commune in order to consolidate their control over China. Based on detailed and systematic national, provincial, and county-level data, as well as interviews with agricultural experts and former commune members, Red China's Green Revolution is a comprehensive historical and social scientific analysis that fundamentally challenges our understanding of recent Chinese economic history
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YDX
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1977-
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Eisenman, Joshua
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Green Revolution
  • Communes (China)
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and state
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Agriculture and state
  • Agriculture
  • Communes (China)
  • Green Revolution
  • China
Label
Red China's green revolution : technological innovation, institutional change, and economic development under the commune, Joshua Eisenman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreward / by Lynn T. White III -- Prologue : China's missing institution -- Introduction : assessing commune productivity -- Part I. Creating China's green revolution. Institutional origins and evolution -- China's green revolution -- Part II. Sources of commune productivity. Economics : super-optimal investment -- Politics : Maoism -- Organization : size and structure -- Burying the commune -- Conclusion
Control code
on1029856422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 436 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231186667
Lccn
2017054574
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 62c3fa5c-0953-4cd0-b0ee-7be2d5eaad2f
  • 22573/ctv13twd3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029856422
Label
Red China's green revolution : technological innovation, institutional change, and economic development under the commune, Joshua Eisenman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreward / by Lynn T. White III -- Prologue : China's missing institution -- Introduction : assessing commune productivity -- Part I. Creating China's green revolution. Institutional origins and evolution -- China's green revolution -- Part II. Sources of commune productivity. Economics : super-optimal investment -- Politics : Maoism -- Organization : size and structure -- Burying the commune -- Conclusion
Control code
on1029856422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 436 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231186667
Lccn
2017054574
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 62c3fa5c-0953-4cd0-b0ee-7be2d5eaad2f
  • 22573/ctv13twd3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029856422

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