Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      China
      community development
      land transfer
      resistance
      rural elites
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      913910 Other local, municipal and regional public administration
      925120 Administration of Urban Planning and Community and Rural Development
    • Abstract:
      Land assembly by various semi-legal and coercive means is universal. Assembling land into large holdings for commercial agriculture is a basic step in the process of modernization and is well documented historically in the literature on agrarian change. Knowledge of the China experience however, is scant, although land transfer (the assembly of land-use rights by outside capital) is currently unfolding at a rapid pace. This paper contributes a case of a rural community in Southwest China in which partial land assembly has taken place. Land transfer denotes the process by which land is assembled for agricultural purposes and differs from land expropriation for public goods such as roads and railways. Unlike land expropriation, in this case, land transfer tends to proceed in a passive manner and raises the question of old and new forms of authority producing moral forms of persuasion that most peasant households cannot resist. This smooth form of land transfer may not be the only way to concentrate rural land for large-scale commercial agriculture, for exceptional violent cases can also be found. However, it does represent numerous land transfer cases that are not well-documented because they lack the dramatic effects to catch media and academic attention. The dual pressures from the subtle state support and the delicate manipulation of social norms contribute to the establishment of commercial agriculture and wherein peasants become laborers on their own land in a reshaped community. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
      2University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    • ISSN:
      1712-8277
    • Accession Number:
      132405499
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SIYUAN XU; FULLER, T. Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village. Journal of Rural & Community Development, [s. l.], v. 13, n. 3, p. 38–56, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Siyuan Xu, Fuller T. Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village. Journal of Rural & Community Development. 2018;13(3):38-56. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Siyuan Xu, & Fuller, T. (2018). Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village. Journal of Rural & Community Development, 13(3), 38–56. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428
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      Siyuan Xu, and Tony Fuller. 2018. “Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village.” Journal of Rural & Community Development 13 (3): 38–56. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Siyuan Xu and Fuller, T. (2018) ‘Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village’, Journal of Rural & Community Development, 13(3), pp. 38–56. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 17 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Siyuan Xu & Fuller, T 2018, ‘Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village’, Journal of Rural & Community Development, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 38–56, viewed 17 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Siyuan Xu, and Tony Fuller. “Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village.” Journal of Rural & Community Development, vol. 13, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 38–56. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Siyuan Xu, and Tony Fuller. “Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village.” Journal of Rural & Community Development 13, no. 3 (September 2018): 38–56. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Siyuan Xu, Fuller T. Land Transfer and the Political Sociology of Community: The Case of a Chinese Village. Journal of Rural & Community Development [Internet]. 2018 Sep [cited 2019 Sep 17];13(3):38–56. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132405499&custid=s8280428