Source 5: A Landlord is executed near Fujiang, Xinjiang Province (1949)

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Source 5: A Landlord is executed near Fujiang, Xinjiang Province (1949)

Description

This photograph depicts the execution of a landlord during the land reform era. Estimates of landlord deaths as a direct consequence of land reform are circa 1.5 – 2 million. In certain areas, it became apparent that innocent people who simply had slightly more wealth than their neighbours were becoming denounced as class enemies and wrongly accused of exploiting others.

Creator

Anon.

Source

Frank Dikotter (2019) ‘The People’s Republic of China was Born in Chains’ https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/01/the-peoples-republic-of-china-was-born-in-chains/

Citation

Anon., “Source 5: A Landlord is executed near Fujiang, Xinjiang Province (1949),” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed October 28, 2021, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/20.

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