This book demonstrates how two goals – the substitution of socialist views for embedded traditional values, and the use of China's actual and potential economic surpluses – have together formed the features of China's economic development.
1. Geographical Setting and Natural Endowment 2. Ideological Background 3. Collectivization of Agriculture 4. Evolution of the Commune System 5. Socialist Transformation of the Urban Economy 6. Formulation and Implementation of the Central Plans 7. Material Distribution and Market Control 8. Price-Wage Structure and Policies 9. The Strategies of Development 10. Growth and Fluctuations in the National Economy 11. The Industrialization Program 12. Agricultural Development 13. Changes in the Structure of the Economy 14. International Economic Relations