Revisiting Collectivism and Rural Governance in China
The Singularity of the Zhoujiazhuang People's Commune
Keywords:Socialism, Labor, Ecology, Marxism, Movements, Inequality
Zhoujiazhuang is singular, being the only de facto people's commune in China today. At present, Zhoujiazhuang still maintains the political, economic, and social structure that has been essentially in place since 1956. For over sixty years—since ten years before the Cultural Revolution and thirty-eight years after the dismantling of almost all people's communes in 1982—Zhoujiazhuang has survived as an organizational unit over the same territory comprising the same six natural villages.
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