Source 1: Anon (1958) A Great Leap Commune Canteen Celebrates National Day

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Title

Source 1: Anon (1958) A Great Leap Commune Canteen Celebrates National Day

Subject

Communal Canteens

Description

Communal canteens were rolled out as a way to control food supplies, disrupt the family unit, increase surveillance and forge a collectivist mentality. All food supplies went to canteens and individuals were not allowed to either store their own food or cook for themselves. Due to mismanagement of supplies, the communal canteens were a contributing factor to the great famine.

Creator

Anon

Source

Everyday Life in Maoist China

Publisher

https://everydaylifeinmaoistchina.org/2017/09/04/a-great-leap-commune-canteen-celebrates-national-day-in-1958/

Date

1958

Citation

Anon, “Source 1: Anon (1958) A Great Leap Commune Canteen Celebrates National Day,” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed January 28, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/133.

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