Zhoujiazhuang village : a study of the heritage of the people's commune

Ngai PUN*, Huilin LU, Changjiang LI

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review


In rural areas, the reform is most obviously reflected in the widespread collapse of people's communes and implementation of the household contract responsibility system, which helped re-establish the dominance of the household-based peasant economy in rural China. From 1952 when the first agricultural producers' cooperative at village level was built, to 1956 when the cooperative turned into a joint village cooperative and up until the present, Zhoujiazhuang village has had its name changed, for example, from the people's commune in the past to township government. In November 1951, three agricultural producers' mutual aid teams in Zhoujiazhuang village merged to form the first cooperative of the county, Cao Tongyi Agricultural Producers' Cooperative, which comprised 20 farming households with 194.6mu arable land. Zhoujiazhuang Cooperative adopted a labor management and distribution system on the basis of labor quota management, unified calculation by the cooperative and distribution according to work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial economy in China and the world
EditorsNgai PUN, Ben Hok-bun KU, Hairong YAN, Anita KOO
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315718286
ISBN (Print)9781138857971
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Zhoujiazhuang village : a study of the heritage of the people's commune'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this