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A Road Is Made: Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927 Steven Smith

A Road Is Made: Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927

Steven Smith

Published August 11th 2000
ISBN : 9780700712076
Hardcover
315 pages
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 About the Book 

This is a study of the activities, ideas and internal life of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai during its formative period. It investigates the partys relations to the citys students and teachers, women, entrepreneurs, secret societies andMoreThis is a study of the activities, ideas and internal life of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai during its formative period. It investigates the partys relations to the citys students and teachers, women, entrepreneurs, secret societies and its workers, and examines the efforts to transform the CCP into a Leninist party, exploring relations between intellectuals and workers, men and women, Chinese and Russians within the party. The book culminates in a detailed analysis of the three armed uprisings which led to the CCPs briefly taking power in March 1927, before being crushed by troops loyal to Chiang Kai-shek. The study highlights the extent to which the Soviet Union sought to manipulate Chinas national revolution, yet also reveals how divisions at every level of the Comintern allowed the CCP to achieve a degree of independence and to conduct policy at considerable variance with that laid down by Moscow.