[Marxism] Re: Asiatic Mode of Production

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Oct 8 17:12:02 MDT 2005


Fred:
>Also, I think, the survivals of communal land ownership made the
>internal development  as well as relative isolation were obstacles to
>the development from internal forces of capitalist production -- not
>necessarily insuperable but serious.

But Kenneth Pomeranz points out that there was *more* private ownership of 
land in China than in England at the very time capitalism was supposedly 
being born in England. See "The Great Divergence".





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