By Edgar Snow, Dr. John K. Fairbank

ISBN-10: 0802150934

ISBN-13: 9780802150936

The first Westerner to satisfy Mao Tse-tung and the chinese language Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow got here away with the 1st approved account of Mao’s existence, in addition to a heritage of the well-known lengthy March and the boys and ladies who have been answerable for the chinese language revolution. Out of that have got here pink megastar Over China, a vintage paintings that continues to be the most very important books ever written in regards to the start of the Communist circulation in China. This version comprises large notes on army and political advancements in China, extra interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology masking a hundred twenty five years of chinese language revolution, and approximately 100 special biographies of the boys and ladies who have been instrumental in making China what it's today.

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To what degree did the Reds carry out “socialism” in districts where they had consolidated their power? Why hadn’t the Red Army taken big cities? Did this prove that it wasn’t a genuine proletarian-led movement, but fundamentally remained a peasant rebellion? How was it possible to speak of “communism” or “socialism” in China, where over 80 per cent of the population was still agrarian, where industrialism was still in infant garments—if not infantile paralysis? How did the Reds dress? Eat? Play?

Japanese armies overwhelm North China. Nationalists retreat to west. Communists organize partisans far behind Japanese lines. Nazi Germany annexes Austria and Czechoslovakia. 1939 Mao’s On the New Democracy outlines class basis of united front, intimates future coalition government structure. Rapid expansion of Communist cadres and military forces. Hitler-Stalin pact. Germany attacks Poland. With outbreak of European war, China’s struggle begins to merge with the Second World War. Yenan blockaded by Nationalist troops.

I have omitted Wade’s umlaut and circumflex ih—her markings, which are found in European o—look latini-zations of Chinese. ou—go u—soon These sounds indicate Chinese as spoken in kuo-yu, the northern (Peking, mandarin) speech, which is now the national language, taught in all schools. , I have followed the familiar version. Chinese words frequently encountered in place names are: sheng—province; hsien— county; hsiang—township; ching (or king)—capital; ch’eng—city; ts’un—village; chiang (kiang)—great river; ho—river; hu—lake; k’ou—mouth; pei—north; nan—south; tung—east; hsi (or si)—west; chung—central; shan—mountain.

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