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The Great Leap Famine, the Cultural Revolution and Post Mao Rural Reform: The...

Introduction China scholars in the West are fascinated with ‘The Great Leap Forward famine’ but mostly not because of the famine itself. Like many other poor countries in the world, there is nothing...

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The Economic Ideas of Mao Zedong: Agricultural Transformation

The People’s Republic of China which was established in 1949 under the leadership of Mao Zedong, is today a rapidly developing nation of a billion people; on present trends it is poised to emerge as...

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Mao, rural development, and two-line struggle

© Monthly Review (February 1994, vol. 45, issue 9). Used by China Study Group with permission from Monthly Review. Note from original This article was written as a foreword to the Chinese edition of...

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On Measuring “Famine” Deaths: Different Criteria for Socialism and Capitalism?

Many developing countries which have a high proportion of poor in their population, are typically characterised by a high death rate as well as a high birth rate, with the birth rate exceeding the...

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The Production of Death in ‘Chinese Proportions’: Utsa Patnaik on the Great...

Utsa Patnaik: “On Famine and Measuring ‘Famine Deaths.’” Thinking Social Science in India: Essays in Honour of Alice Thorner. Ed. Sujata Patel, Jasodhara Bagchi, and Krishna Raj. New Delhi: Sage, 2002....

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China Left Review #3 (Summer 2010): Reevaluating Rural China in the...

Issue #3 of China Study Group’s bi-lingual web-journal China Left Review is focused on new essays, by Chinese and overseas writers, revisiting several English-language books about rural China during...

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Great Leap into Famine? –Ó Gráda’s review of Dikötter book

Excerpts from Cormac Ó Gráda’s review of new book by Dikötter, Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962. Full review published in Population and Development...

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Maoism vs. Communism: A Debate

A lively new polemic is unfolding on de interwebz. This debate is a struggle between those who are for and those who are against the real movement that abolishes existing conditions, a struggle between...

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