Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune
Author: Joshua Eisenman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Pub Date: April 24, 2018
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China's dismantling of the Mao-era commune system under Deng Xiaoping has been seen as a successful turn away from a misguided social experiment. Joshua Eisenman marshals previously inaccessible data to overturn this narrative, showing that the commune modernized agriculture, increased productivity, and laid the foundation for future rapid growth.