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Socialistic Policies of Ancient China [1]: The Tsing Tien System (II): Of Confucius
By Chen Huan-Chang (陈焕章)   2017-10-01
The tsing tien system is a group system based on territory. In the field, one tsing is the unit of division, and consists of eight families. Regardless of any blood-relationship, the only basis for the group system is territory. Therefore, the tsing tien system is not an ethnical society, but an economic, ethical, social, political and military society.... When the land of the district is divided into different tsing, the people live together according to the same tsing. Therefore, they render all friendly offices to one another in their going out and coming in, aid one another in keeping watch and ward, and sustain one another in sickness. Thus the people are brought to live in affection and harmony.
Socialistic Policies of Ancient China [1]: The Tsing Tien System (I): History
By Chen Huan-Chang (陈焕章)   2017-09-01
The tsing tien system is the most important element in Chinese economic thought and history. According to a few modern scholars, this system was never in actual operation, but only a theory of Confucians. It is true that in ancient times, the tsing tien system could not have been as perfect as the Confucians taught; but it is also true that this system had been partly realized before the time of Confucius.
Socialism in Ancient China: Report on a seminar
By Xinfajia   2017-08-01
China's politico-economic system in remote antiquity was characterized by, among other factors, effective institutions ensuring state ownership of land and of natural resources, the former in the form of the "nine squares" land system. Socialist theories and practices in ancient China was the result of natural social evolution from the genes and tradition of public ownership-based economy and moral virtue-guided politics typical of Chinese civilization.
Guanzi (《管子》) -- Non-Hegemonic Political Economy(12-15): On Employment, Welfare, Market Revolution & Value Theory
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2013-07-02
Guanzi touched all the major topics in political economy with extensive and profound analyses, some of which were already quite mature, advanced and sophisticated, such as its systematic theories on market economy and on macro-economic regulation and control of the market.
Guanzi (《管子》) -- Non-Hegemonic Political Economy(8-11): On Statism, Law, Finance, & Sustainability
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2013-06-01
Guan Zhong believed that a state-regulated market economy was the fundamental guarantee against business tycoons plundering common people and an important means of securing social stability and effective management of the state. He espoused and implemented the rule of GOOD law over the market and the state, stood for an income-expenditure balance,...
Guanzi (《管子》) -- Non-Hegemonic Political Economy (7): On Macro-Control -- Goods, Currency and Administrative Regulation
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2013-05-01
According to Guan Zhong, the primary way to regulate the market should be through government control of the currency and grain prices. The state could use policy commands, open market operations, and treasure “luxuries” to adjust the currency supply-demand relation.
Guanzi (《管子》) -- Earliest Masterpiece on Political Economy in Human History (6): Non-Hegemonic Theory On Government
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2013-04-01
Guan Zhong’s view on the function of government in regard with the market can be summarized in a nutshell: To use a modern metaphor, the government as the visible hand should protect the market as the invisible hand.
Guanzi (《管子》) -- Earliest Masterpiece on Political Economy in History (3 - 5): Non-Hegemonic Theory On Property Rights, Resources and Currency
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2013-03-03
Some scholars argue that only privately-owned properties can be clearly defined in property rights, but this argument did not match historical facts, because exchange of commodities started between clans and tribes in primitive societies which were based on public ownership ...
Guanzi (《管子》) -- Earliest Masterpiece on Political Economy in Human History (2): Non-Hegemonic Theory On Market Economy
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2013-01-01
Guan Zhong had a broader and more profound view of the market than modern Western economics, especially a sober awareness of the negative side of capital with implications for the government regarding market management.
Guanzi(《管子》): Earliest Masterpiece on Political Economy in Human History (I)
By Li Xuejun (李学俊)   2012-10-03 early as over two millennia ago, when China already had a mature market economy with a three thousand years long history of development, she had given birth to the earliest great political economist, Guan Zhong (管仲), and the earliest masterpiece on political economy, Guanzi...
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