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Free the Land
A Study on China's Land Trust


Jian Pu

ISBN 9780367522858
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
200 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.