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Land Rights in Rural China since 1978

Reforms, Successes, and Shortcomings(
Thomas Vendryes


ABSTRACT: Since 1978, changes in rural land policies have constituted a critical dimension in the evolution of the Chinese economy toward liberalisation and marketisation. This paper aims at reviewing the institutional changes that took place in Chinese rural areas, with a particular focus on two essential dimensions of their dynamics: the central state and regulations, and local rural Chinese citizens’ interests.

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Thomas Vendryes, « Land Rights in Rural China since 1978 », China Perspectives [Online], 2010/4 | 2010, Online since 01 December 2013, connection on 25 August 2019. URL :

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