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Geng (Xiufeng) Diaries
MSS 0718  
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Writings of Geng Xiufeng, peasant activist and leader from the village of Wugong, China. The collection contains 55 bound, handwritten diaries and one folder of loose pages written by Geng from 1944 to 1992, documenting his reactions to agricultural reforms directed by the state.
Geng Xiufeng was born in the village of Wugong, China, in 1913. Geng received seven years of primary education and worked in education and publishing. In the 1940s his interest in agrarian socialism led him to organize several small agricultural cooperatives. He later particiated in the formation of one of the first large co-ops in his home village of Wugong and continued to promote co-op formation for many years.
3.4 Linear feet (9 archives boxes)
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