LAND reform, PEASANTS, INTELLECTUALS, EQUALITY, CHINESE national characteristics, CLASS identity, HISTORY, SOCIAL conditions in China, 1912-1949, and SOCIAL conditions in China, 1949-1976
The article discusses relations between peasants and intellectuals in China and examines the impact of land reform on those relations between 1946 and 1952. Particular focus is given to the role played by Qinghua University professor Wu Jingchao within the land reform movement. Issues related to social inequality under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and national identity in the People's Republic of China (PRC) are explored. Other topics include class loyalty, the revolutionary elements of land reform movements, and class identity among Chinese students.