Economic Growth and Equality in Rural China: Xiyang County as Development Experience and Model

Title:
Economic Growth and Equality in Rural China: Xiyang County as Development Experience and Model
Authors:
Blecher, Marc J.; Meisner, Mitch
Abstract:
This article first describes the basic outlines of the transformation of the political economy of Xiyang County from the 1960s to 1976. Particular attention is given to the relationship between rapid economic growth and the achievement of increased equality at various levels. Second, we describe and evaluate recent Chinese criticisms which relate to the experience of growth coupled with increased equality in Xiyang, and consider the efforts of some other places to emulate that experience. Finally, the significance of Xiyang County's experience is reevaluated in the light both of the criticisms and of new information on the development of another Chinese county in which the authors carried out field research in 1979.
Citation:
Blecher, Marc, and Mitch Meisner. 1981. "Economic Growth and Equality in Rural China: Xiyang County as Development Experience and Model." Comparative Political Studies 13(4): 505-526.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
DATE ISSUED:
1981-01
Department:
Politics
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1177/001041408101300407
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/599266

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dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Marc J.en
dc.contributor.authorMeisner, Mitchen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T16:47:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T16:47:40Zen
dc.date.issued1981-01en
dc.identifier.citationBlecher, Marc, and Mitch Meisner. 1981. "Economic Growth and Equality in Rural China: Xiyang County as Development Experience and Model." Comparative Political Studies 13(4): 505-526.en
dc.identifier.issn0010-4140en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/599266en
dc.description.abstractThis article first describes the basic outlines of the transformation of the political economy of Xiyang County from the 1960s to 1976. Particular attention is given to the relationship between rapid economic growth and the achievement of increased equality at various levels. Second, we describe and evaluate recent Chinese criticisms which relate to the experience of growth coupled with increased equality in Xiyang, and consider the efforts of some other places to emulate that experience. Finally, the significance of Xiyang County's experience is reevaluated in the light both of the criticisms and of new information on the development of another Chinese county in which the authors carried out field research in 1979.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/001041408101300407en
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleEconomic Growth and Equality in Rural China: Xiyang County as Development Experience and Modelen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalComparative Political Studiesen
dc.identifier.volume13en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage505en_US
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