Sneevliet (alias Maring) played a crucial role in the early years of the Chinese communist movement. This source publication of his personal archives provides new information on the development of the communist movement, the Soviet role in China, the communist labour movement and relations between the communists and nationalists.
Anthony James Saich is Professor for Contemporary China, Sinologisch Instituut, Leiden, and Senior Research Fellow, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Recent publications:
China's Science Policy in the 80s, (Humanities Press, 1989);
China: Politics and Government, (Macmillan Press, 1981) and
Communist Political Systems. An Introduction, (Macmillan Press, 1990).
The combination of insightful narrative and documentation...in these two volumes constitutes a necessary addition to the library of anyone with an interest in this period in Chinese history.' Gerald W. Berkley-Coats,
China Review International, 1995.