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Chinese Trotskyists in Revolution, War, Jail, and the Return from Limbo
Editor: Gregor Benton
Prophets Unarmed is an authoritative sourcebook on the Chinese Communist Party's main early opposition, the Chinese Trotskyists, who emerged from the Chinese Communist Party, in China and Moscow, in reaction to its 1927 defeat. In spite of being Trotskyism’s main section outside Russia, they were crushed by Stalin in Moscow and by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in China, thus becoming China’s most persecuted party. Their strategy in the Japan war, when they failed to take up arms, was short-sighted and doctrinaire, and they had scant impact on the revolution. Even so, their association with Chen Duxiu and Wang Shiwei, their attachment to democracy, and their critique of Mao’s bureaucratic socialism brought them a scintilla of recognition after Mao’s death. Their standpoints and proposals and their association with the democratic movement are not without relevance to China's present crisis of morals and authority.
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed
In: Prophets Unarmed