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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…)
and you won't believe what happened next! #NothingNewInChina (books.google.com/books?id=CvN0i…)

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Sep 30, 2018
i'm baa-aack! 🥳🥳🥳

thank you so much everybody for all the kind words and support yesterday! i got things in my eye several times last night reading all your lovely tweets (d*mn you!). i don't deserve such wonderful tweeps. (*^_^*)
don't know why my account was suspended. i emailed twitter support, but didn't get a reply, and then this a.m. my account was back.

oddly, a number of #HistoryTwitter accounts were suspended yesterday for reasons unknown. maybe i got caught up in whatever that was? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
and i got 87 new followers since last night, so, hey! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

welcome aboard new tweeps! ever heard of this thing called the #HajnalLine ...?
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Sep 28, 2018
in russia, the nuclearization of the family *began* in the second half of the nineteenth century (journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.117…). in (core) england, the process was *finished* by the late fourteenth/early fifteenth centuries (academic.oup.com/past/article/1…).
in japan, the shift from extended to nuclear families occurred between ca. 1600 and the late-1800s. see The Agrarian Origins of Modern Japan (books.google.com/books?id=YORxu…). below quote from A Companion to Japanese History (books.google.com/books?id=KC2T9…):
from The Agrarian Origins of Modern Japan (pub'd in 1959):

"...taking the country as a whole [changes to agricultural practices in Japan] fell mainly in the Tokugawa period, and their central feature was a shift from cooperative to individual farming."
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