Peasant Revolts in China, 1840–1949

Peasant Revolts in China The Chinese Communist victory under Mao Tse tung in signified a modern political exploitation of a traditional factor in Chinese history the agitation and sporadic uprising of an oppressed peasan

  • Title: Peasant Revolts in China, 1840–1949
  • Author: Jean Chesneaux
  • ISBN: 9780393093445
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Chinese Communist victory under Mao Tse tung in 1949 signified a modern political exploitation of a traditional factor in Chinese history the agitation and sporadic uprising of an oppressed peasantry In this illustrated volume, Jean Chesneaux first examines the role of the secret societies of Imperial China in guiding peasant movements, and highlights the growing ecoThe Chinese Communist victory under Mao Tse tung in 1949 signified a modern political exploitation of a traditional factor in Chinese history the agitation and sporadic uprising of an oppressed peasantry In this illustrated volume, Jean Chesneaux first examines the role of the secret societies of Imperial China in guiding peasant movements, and highlights the growing economic distress and political oppression of the peasantry in the twentieth century The activity of the Peasant Associations, the peasantry s growing links with the Chinese Communist Party, its part in the struggle against the Kuomintang and, above all, its central position in the resistance to the Japanese between 1937 and 1945, from the core of Professor Chesneaux s book He provides a succinct analysis of Maoism, emphasizing its discovery of the immense revolutionary potential of the peasantry and its relationship to revolutionary theory.

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