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Title: Agrarian Capitalization without Capitalism? Capitalist Dynamics from Above and Below in China
Authors: Yan, H. 
Chen, Y.
Keywords: Agrarian capitalism
Agrarian populism
Capital accumulation
Chayanov
China
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: Journal of agrarian change, 2015, v. 15, no. 3, p. 366-391 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of agrarian change 
Abstract: Cooperatives, family farms and dragon-head enterprises are emerging as new subjects of agriculture in China and are being promoted by the Chinese government as engines of agricultural development. The current dynamics of increasing capitalization of agriculture in China has been characterized by scholar Philip Huang as 'Capitalization without Proletarianization'. Through case studies, we examine the dynamics of accumulation in Chinese agriculture, as well as the government's agriculture policy shift. We argue that capitalist dynamics exist in Chinese agricultural production and they come from above and below. We also argue that Chinese government's policy shift towards de-peasantization began in the early years of the rural reform.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22209
ISSN: 1471-0358
EISSN: 1471-0366
DOI: 10.1111/joac.12121
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