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land reform's an ancient practice in china. every dynasty took a shot at it, sometimes multiple times over.

here're zheng & huang comparing the communist "family plot system" to the zhou dynasty's "well-field system" of 2-3000 ya (books.google.com/books?id=CHpnD…). nothing new in #China.
the short-lived qin dynasty that followed the zhou also tried land reform. the goal there was to break the power of large kin-groups (sound familiar?). (books.google.com/books?id=CvN0i…)
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