Explores the relationship between the Chinese peasantry, who are the fundamental base of support for the revolutionary Chinese Communist Party, and the state-led economic system established by the Party after 1949.
List of tables, figures, and maps; Preface; 1. The role of agriculture; 2. Planning and allocative efficiency; 3. Prices and intersectoral resource transfers; 4. Living standards and the distribution of income; 5. Prospects for reform; Appendixes; Notes; References; Index.