The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s

The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s : Between Triumph and Disaster

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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 four very different and until now almost independent discourses: the European, the American, the Chinese, and the Russian.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18.03mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138863440
  • 9781138863446

About Roland Felber

Mechthild Leutner is Professor of Sinology at the Free University of Berlin and Editor-in-Chief of the Berliner China-Hefte (Berlin China Magazine). Roland Felber, former Professor of Chinese History at the Humboldt-University in Berlin, was the author of many books and articles on the history of China, the intellectual history of China in the 19th and 20th century and on the history of the relationship between China and Germany. M.L. Titarenko is Director of the Institute of the Far East at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Editorial Board member of Problemi Dal'nego Vostoka (Far Eastern Affairs), and board member of the Russian Association of Sinologists. A.M. Grigoriev is Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Editor-in-Chief of Problemi Dal'nego Vostoka (Far Eastern Affairs).
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Table of contents

Notes on contributorsTranscription and abbreviationsIntroductionPART I - United Front Policy1 Patterns of propaganda organization in the National-revolutionary Movement in China in the 1920sMarianne Bastid-Bruguière2 Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese Revolution, 1919-1927Alexander V. Pantsov3 The Comintern and the Guomindang: a clash of strategy in China's RevolutionIurii M. Garushiants4 A 'Block Within' or a 'Bloc Without'? Controversies on the CCP's attitude towards the Guomindang before and after 20 March 1926Roland Felber5 Moscow's policy towards the National-revolutionary Movement in China: the military aspect, 1923-1927Anastasia I. KartunovaPART II - The role of Chiang Kaishek6 Perspectives on Chiang Kaishek's early thought from his unpublished diaryYang Tianshi7 A reassessment of Chiang Kaishek and the policy of alliance with the Soviet Union, 1923-1927Yu Miin-Ling8 Chiang Kaishek between revolution and militarism, 1926/27Tim TrampedachPART III - Institutional issues9 The Chinese National Revolution and the Eighth ECCI Plenum: expolring the role of the Chinese delegate 'Chugunov'Ishikawa Yoshihiro10 The Far Eastern Bureau of the ECCI in China, 1929-1931Alexander M. Grigoriev11 The Anti-Imperialist League and the Chinese RevolutionHans Piazza12 A regular Chinese voice from Berlin to Moscow: the China-information of Liao Huanxing, 1924-1927Joachim KrügerPART IV - Social movements13 The realpolitik and legacy of labour activism and popular mobilization in 1920s Greater CantonMing K. Chan14 Moscow and the second and third armed uprisings in Shanghai, 1927Steve Smith15 Inscribing gender codes: male-feminists in the early CCPChristina K. Gilmartin16 Two versions of the 'peasant-agrarian question' in China: Comintern vs. GuomindangAlexander A. Pisarev17 Peasants, peasant uprisings and agrarian revolution, 1927-1931: an analysis of internal Comintern materials and contemporary reportsMechthild Leutner18 Anti-imperialism at grassroots: Christianity and the Chinese Revolution in Northeast Guandong, 1919-1930Thoralf KleinPART V - Research project19 The Joint Project on the RCP(B), the Comintern and China: initial resultsMikhail L. TitarenkoIndex
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