Dazhai (Dàzhài 大寨)

SHAO Xiaorong

A small rural community in northern China, Dazhai was known as Mao’s model village. Acclaimed for its transformation to a prosperous area that turned barren hills into fertile terraced farmland, it was immortalized in the Chinese slogan “Learn from Dazhai in agriculture.”

Dazhai ??, located at the foot of Hutou Hill within the Taihang Mountains, is a village in Xiyang County, Shanxi Province. Before 1964, Dazhai was just a poor rural community….

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