in the fact
en granted four
a of▓ 1,200 mu (240 acres), with 400 serfs and 100 Nangsans. 銆€銆€Tibetan people in traditional dress celebrate the first Serfs Emanci
pation Day at home in Qamdo, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 28, 2009. (Xinhua/He Junchang)銆€銆€
The former housekeeper of the Lagyari Manor, who is now in his 80s, admitted he was once awarded 50 serfs for du▓nning rents on the master's behalf. 銆€銆€Liu said, at the tim▓e of democratic reform in 1959, 2.
8 million ▓mu (461,285 acres) of land and large quantities of daily necessities were distributed to the former se
rfs of more than 800,000. 銆€銆€Under th▓e policy of land redemption and con▓fiscation during the democratic reform, so▓me serf-owners got land and other means of productio▓n as well, Liu introduced. The land of
th▓ose serf-owners who participated in ▓the armed rebellion in March 1959 were con▓fiscated, while those who did not but supported th▓e 17-Article Agreement were allowed to redeem their land. 銆€?€€The practice