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Free the Land

A Study on China's Land Trust, 1st Edition

By Jian Pu


184 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Land reform has been the most challenging social issue for China, which is in transition from an agricultural society to an industrialized country. As the initiator of "common-ownership trust", the author introduces trust theory into China's land reform, trying to settle the issues of land right verification and land circulation.

Firstly, this book reflects on land circulation and common ownership theoretically. Then it reviews China's rural land system transition in history as well as its current circumstances and problems. Based on theoretical thinking and practice, this book proposes land trust and expounds on its nature and content. Lastly, it interprets the "cloud trust + land trust" model which combines science, technology, knowledge and capital with land to realize the intensive and overall development of land.

This book attempts to solve China's land problems with financial tools, which provide significant implications for not only land reform but also trust theory study.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables. Introduction. Foreword. Prologue. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1 Critique of Ideas Chapter 2 Theoretical Thinking on Land Circulation Chapter 3 Breakthrough Point of China's Rural Land System Reform Chapter 4 Unique Opportunity for China's Rural Land Circulation Chapter 5 Land Trust: the New System for Rural Land Circulation Chapter 6 "Cloud Trust + Land Trust" Interpretation of the Profit Model for Land Trust Notes. Bibliography. Index

About the Authors

Jian Pu is a senior economist and a graduate of Fordham University with a master's degree in business administration. He is the initiator of "Common-Ownership Trust" and has over 20 years' work experience in financial institutions, particularly in the securities and trust fields.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General