The Chinese Revolution In The 1920s

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Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the United Front policy, the development of communism, the Guomindang perspective, institutional issues, and social movements. The various approaches and interpretative methods employed by the contributors from seven countries have resulted in a collection of articles representing ...
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The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s: Between Triumph and Disaster

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Overview

Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the United Front policy, the development of communism, the Guomindang perspective, institutional issues, and social movements. The various approaches and interpretative methods employed by the contributors from seven countries have resulted in a collection of articles representing four very different and until now almost independent discourses: the European, the American, the Chinese, and the Russian.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780700716906
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 9/19/2002
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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Introduction
Pt. I United Front policy 1
1 Patterns of propaganda organization in the National-revolutionary Movement in China in the 1920s 3
2 Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese Revolution, 1919-1927 30
3 The Comintern and the Guomindang: a clash of strategy in China's Revolution 44
4 A "Bloc Within" or a "Bloc Without"? Controversies on the CCP's attitude towards the Guomindang before and after 20 March 1926 52
5 Moscow's policy towards the National-revolutionary Movement in China: the military aspect, 1923-1927 66
Pt. II The role of Chiang Kaishek 75
6 Perspectives on Chiang Kaishek's early thought from his unpublished diary 77
7 A reassessment of Chiang Kaishek and the policy of alliance with the Soviet Union, 1923-1927 98
8 Chiang Kaishek between revolution and militarism, 1926/27 125
Pt. III Institutional issues 139
9 The Chinese National Revolution and the Eighth ECCI Plenum: exploring the role of the Chinese delegate "Chugunov" 141
10 The Far Eastern Bureau of the ECCI in China, 1929-1931 156
11 The Anti-imperialist League and the Chinese Revolution 166
12 A regular Chinese voice from Berlin to Moscow: the China-information of Liao Huanxing, 1924-1927 177
Pt. IV Social movements 185
13 The realpolitik and legacy of labor activism and popular mobilization in 1920s Greater Canton 187
14 Moscow and the second and third armed uprisings in Shanghai, 1927 222
15 Inscribing gender codes: male-feminists in the early CCP 244
16 Two versions of the "peasant-agrarian question" in China: Comintern vs. Guomindang 261
17 Peasants, peasant uprisings and agrarian revolution, 1927-1931: an analysis of internal Comintern materials and contemporary reports 275
18 Anti-imperialism at grassroots: Christianity and the Chinese Revolution in Northeast Guangdong, 1919-1930 289
Pt. V Research project 307
19 The Joint Project on the RCP(B), the Comintern and China: initial results 309
Index 319
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