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Author Name:    JOHNSON, Elizabeth and Graham

Title:   Walking on Two Legs : Rural Development in South China

Publisher:    International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, 1976, ISBN:0889360944 

Seller ID:   110602

JOHNSON, Elizabeth and Graham. Walking on Two Legs : Rural Development in South China. (Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 1976). Pp (2),3-72. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, green card covers, lettered in white and brown. IDRC-070e. "This study of rural development is based on a visit to the Pearl River delta in China's southernmost province Kwangtung. The generalcharacter and organization of a number of rural people's communes are desc ribed and explanations are offered for the increases in production and other changes that have occurred in recent years. The information presented on social structure in rural China and the concepts of policy development and implementation will be of particular interest to policymakers and development workers in Third World countries who are concerned with the well-being of rural peoples." (Abstract). Contents : Preface. Chapter 1. Introduction :Itinerary; Procedures; Language. Chapter 2. Lap-lau Commune : Economy and Organization; History; A Peasant Family. Chapter 3. Production : Agricultural Production; Changes in productivity; Changes in agricultural economy; Increases in area under cultivation; Increases in the efficiency of land utilization; Scientific cultivation; Fertilizers and pesticides; Diversification of crops; Public and private production; Nonagricultural Production. Chapter 4. Leadership and Organization : The "Mass Line": General Guide for Leadership; The theory of contradictions; The theory of democratic centralism;The theory of mass line; Levels of Org~nization and Leadership; Admm1strat 1ve structure; (1) County-level administration: Tung-kuan; (2) Commune level: Lo-kang and Lap-lau; (3) Brigade level; (4) Team level; Conclusions: Mass Line in Action. Chapter S. Rural Population : Population Growth; Households; Migration; The Educated Youth of Lok-t'ong Brigade. Chapter 6. Standardof Living : Income; Wage Work; Expenditures; Health Care; Education; Condi tions of Work; Social Security; Women's Social Security ; Status of Women; Conclusions. Chapter 7. Conclusion: Walking on Two Legs : China's Economic "Problem": The Rural Sector; Technology or Ideology? The Road to Development; China's Development Strategy: Walking on Two Legs. Rubbed, personal inkstamp, else very good. 40.00


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