LOOKING AT CHINA’S GREAT LEAP FORWARD FROM A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE

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Vol: 5, Issue: 2

Publication Year:
2011
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https://scholarship.rollins.edu/rurj/vol5/iss2/8
Author(s):
Futrell, Brandy
Tags:
Psychology
article description
China’s Great Leap Forward (GLF) campaign of 1958-1961 led by Mao Tse-Tung resulted in a horrendous famine that cost millions of lives. This paper examines the campaign from a systems perspective across the individual, group/societal, and regulatory levels. Looking at each level illustrates errors that explain how the GLF failed.