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'In agriculture, learn from Dazhai': Mao Zedong's revolutionary model village and the battle against nature

'In agriculture, learn from Dazhai': Mao Zedong's revolutionary model village and the battle against nature

Landscape Research 32(2): 171-205

When after 1968, millions of Chinese citizens were driven into the countryside in order to participate in agriculture as part of the Cultural Revolution, Dazhai was the model of what the countryside should be, not just socially, but also physically. In 1964 it came to prominence for its spirit of self-reliance, hard struggle and collectivism, and in this Dazhai came to embody the battle against nature and the hegemony of mankind.

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