The Great Reversal
The Privatization of China 1978-1989
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Pages: 191pp ISBN: 0-85345-794-8
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX8785
The Great Reversal is the first critical study of the widely heralded reforms currently transforming China's economy. From his long experience of Chinese agriculture, Hinton first examines the course of agricultural reform over the past decade, then looks at its consequences in different areas of the countryside and considers its implications for the country as a whole. He raises troubling questions about China's capitalist future; the growing landlessness; increasing inequality; and above all, the destruction of the nation's natural resources and the collectively built infrastructure that was the great achievement of the revolution.