OSHIMA Kazutsugu Tokyo University of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Associate, 農学部, 助教授 (40194138)
UEDA Makoto Rikkyo University, Faculty of Literature, Associate Professor, 文学部, 助教授 (90151802)
KATO Hiroyuki Kobe University, Faculty of Economics, professor, 経済学部, 教授 (70152741)
DU Jin Tokyo University, Faculty of International Studies, Professor, 国際地域学部, 教授 (00207515)
NAKAGANE Katsuji University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics, Professor, 大学院・経済学研究科, 教授 (80114958)
This study aims (1) to collect micro statistical data and archives at the village, township and country level (putting emphasis on the village level), and at the same time, (2) to conduct field researches, such as household census, detailed interviews with peasants and grass roots cadres, and (3) to compile a comprehensive historical micro statistical database, and using this database, analyze the long-term socioeconomic dynamics of rural China from various angles. The field of survey is H city, Zhejiang province, which is located on Northern Zhejiang plain and specializes in sericulture. 2. Through our study period, (1) we compiled various materials into a comprehensive micro statistical database, and (2) to introduce our achievements, we held several work-shops in Shanghai and in Tokyo. 3. The main conclusions of this study are as follows. (1) Our research field is under the process of marketization, and this process consist of two dimensions, one is the resurgence of the market relations of pre-liberation era and the other is the development of economic heritages in the commune era. (2) On the other hand, sericulture is under the strict state control, and the collective ownership of land is the structurally essential determinant of village economy. (3) So, we need to analyze of the nature of dual tradition--the experience of market relations in pre-liberation era, and the institutional continuity between pre-and post-reform.In other words, we can see a unique symbiosis of state control and market mechanism in China's rural economy.