Lin Chun is Professor in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of Revolution and Counterrevolution in China, The British New Left, The Transformation of Chinese Socialism, and China and Global Capitalism.

March 16, 2023


Red Finance

The wartime communist market experience in China

In terms of its size, dynamism, and degree of global integration, China’s market economy is extraordinary. Though it’s known officially as a “socialist market with Chinese characteristics,” its market features far predate the 1978 decision on “reform and opening.” The…