William H. Hinton

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1919 – 2004

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Who was William H. Hinton?

William Howard Hinton was an American farmer and prolific writer. A Marxist, he is best known for his book Fanshen, published in 1966, a "documentary of revolution" which chronicled the land reform program of the Communist Party of China in the 1940s in Zhangzhuangcun, sometimes translated as Long Bow Village, a village in Shanxi Province in northern China. Sequels followed the experience of the village during the 1950s and Cultural Revolution. Hinton wrote and lectured extensively to explain the Maoist approach and, in later years, to criticize Deng Xiaoping's market reforms.

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Born
Feb 2, 1919
Chicago
Also known as
  • William Hinton
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
Died
May 15, 2004
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on July 23, 2013

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