Illustrated with stunning full-colour artwork, this enthralling book tells the full story this epic display of resilience, and shows how, from the desert plateau of Yan'an, these survivors would grow the army that conquered China 14 years ...
Author: Benjamin Lai
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Every nation has its founding myth, and for modern China it is the Long March. In the autumn of 1934, the Chinese Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek routed the Chinese Communists and some 80,000 men, women and children left their homes to walk with Mao Zedong into the unknown. Mao's force had to endure starvation, harsh climates, and challenging terrain whilst under constant aerial bombardment and threatened by daily skirmishes. The Long March survivors had to cross 24 rivers and 18 mountain ranges, through freezing snow and disease-ridden wilderness to reach their safe-haven of Yan'an. In military terms, the Long March was the longest continuous march in the history of warfare and it came as a terrible cost – after one year, 6,000 miles and countless battles, fewer than 4,000 of the original marchers were left. Illustrated with stunning full-colour artwork, this enthralling book tells the full story this epic display of resilience, and shows how, from the desert plateau of Yan'an, these survivors would grow the army that conquered China 14 years on, changing history forever.
hirty women took part in the main Long March of the Chinese communists in 1934–35. Little is known in the West of these women, even though a handful of
them rose to national prominence after 1949, when the communist People's
Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
The Long March, a year-long retreat made by the Chinese Communist Red Army escaping from destruction by the Nationalist forces, is a central turning point in the history of modern China. Thirty women marched with the top leaders, including Mao Zedong and Deng Xioping, during the 6,000-mile trek, and 3,000 women were among the ranks. This book, one of the few to focus on the women, tells their story through the biographies of three key players. Just 17 when they became lovers, Mao's second wife, He Zizhen, bore his children along the way and was forced to leave them behind; Kang Kequing, wife of Zhu De, endured the same hardships as the men, shouldered arms, and fought alongside her male comrades; Commander Wang Quanyuan was captured with her battalion by enemy cavalry that forced the women to become concubines. Drawing on interviews and published and unpublished sources, this book details their experiences on the March and subsequent lives in Communist China.
This book challenges long-established views that Mao Zedong became Chinese Communist Party leader during the Long March (1934-1935) and that by 1935 the CCP was independent of the Comintern in Moscow.
Author: Thomas Kampen
Publisher: NIAS Press
Category: Social Science
This book challenges long-established views that Mao Zedong became Chinese Communist Party leader during the Long March (1934-1935) and that by 1935 the CCP was independent of the Comintern in Moscow. The result is a critique not only of official Chinese historiography but also of Western scholarship, which all future histories of the rise of the PRC will need to take into account.
EPISODE ONE: THE LONG MARCH (1934-35) The Long March is the most
celebrated episode in Chinese Communist history and is legitimately considered
to be a watershed event in 20th century China. While arguably marking the
The Long March: 1934–35 By chance the March passed close to Yudu where
Mao had gone after his convalescence. It was there that he and He Zichen joined
it. Mao had persuaded the Party to allow his wife to accompany him. She did so
Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Michael Lynch’s second edition of Mao examines the life of this controversial figure. Opening with a detailed chronology, it delves into Mao’s younger years and tracks his gradual rise to power, with a chapter dedicated to the cult status that surrounded him. Through a wealth of primary and secondary sources and a balanced consideration of the conflicting views that surround Mao’s leadership, this book provides a thorough exploration of Mao’s political and private life. Key features of the second edition include a detailed analysis of the Long March, an account of Sino-Japanese relations and an assessment of Mao’s ongoing legacy. This biography will be essential reading for anyone interested in Mao and the politics of twentieth-century China.
Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March Helen Praeger Young. Stree Shakti
... Wilson , Dick . The Long March , 1935 : The Epic of Chinese Communism ' s
Survival . ... Women at Work : Chinese Soldiers on the Long March , 1934 – 35 .
Author: Helen Praeger Young
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Until recently, women in the Red Army have only been a small part of the history of the Long March
What kind of a Long March is this ? ... It ' s a New Long March , ' says Andy . ...
News report that said that the United States Congress was threatening to move to
either Miami , First Steps 35 Map: The Long March 1934-35 Introduction First
Author: Ed Jocelyn
Publisher: Constable & Robinson
"The authors set off to retrace the Red Army's journey and record the experiences of the last-remaining witnesses and participants of the Long March. They found history alive all along the route, including Tibetans whose accounts the Chinese censors wanted to ban and, sensationally, the woman who may be Mao's long-lost daughter. This book is based on eye-witness evidence and contemporary records. It contrasts starkly not only with the official version, but also with recent claims that the March was a fraud. The Long March really did happen - but not as Mao told it. Bringing together the historic event with images of changing society and their won march - a remarkable feat of endurance itself - the authors offer an exclusive picture of China, past and present." -- BACK COVER.
Among group of returned students from France who gained great prominence in
CCP, joined CCP 1924. Active in Jiangxi Soviet 1931–34 and took part in the Long March 1934–35, being an active supporter of Mao Zedong at the time.
Author: Colin Mackerras
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Completely revised and updated, the New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China is an indispensable and manageable guide to the world's most populous nation. Emphasising the period from the 1990s, the book covers and includes the following subjects: a chronology detailing events since 1949; politics and law; biographies of eminent individuals; an annotated bibliography of books, journals and websites relevant to China in the 1990s and beyond; foreign relations, especially with the United States and Russia; the economy, including China's main economic reform programs and objectives; education; population and a gazetteer. With an excellent selection of figures, diagrams and maps, this book will be the standard reference to contemporary China for students, teachers, journalists, travelers, academic and government researchers, business people, policy-makers and general readers.
When the Red Army started the Long March of 1934–35 towards Northern China,
he remained in the southwestern part of Fujian Province to lead a guerrilla war
against the Chiang Kai-shek's government for three years. Since the main forces
Author: Yuwu Song
Category: Social Science
This biographical dictionary is an indispensable research tool for information about the prominent persons of the past seven decades in China. The book documents nearly 600 Chinese individuals who contributed, for better or worse, to the development of Chinese life and culture since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Though the book is weighted toward political figures, it includes persons in business, the military, academia, medicine, social movements, the arts, entertainment and athletics. In addition to an objective description of the person’s life, an analysis is provided that identifies the individual’s contributions and importance.
Nonetheless, this great retreat was unquestionably an epic of military history.
Crossing mountain passes of 16,000 feet and more, ... Routes of the Long March, 1934-35 YELLOW SEA ,. * The division of peasant families into groups of 10, 100
Western Photographers of the Qianlong Emperor's European Palaces Régine
Thiriez ... Kai - chek ) ' s troops seize Beijing 1931 1931 – 35 1934 – 35
Occupation of Manchuria by Japan Japan expands in North China The Long March 1934 C ...
Author: Régine Thiriez
Publisher: Psychology Press
In 1860, combined Western European armies brought ruin to the treasured Summer Palace of the Qing emperors near Beijing. However, other Westerners contributed to the garden's remembrance through their photographs of the only architecture left standing after the fire: the European Palaces built by Jesuits in the 1750s for the great Qianlong emperor. The handful of photographers who documented these ruins between 1860 and 1925 came from many different countries. Some were professionals, the majority were not, yet all contributed to the memories of a world that has come to symbolize the losses China suffered through foreign ambition. Regine Thiriez studies those photographers who provided such rare views of the European Palaces, revealing how the lives of these men in China, the interaction that took place among them, and the context of foreign presence and photography in Beijing further illuminated their work.
... various members of his family are engaged in successful and lucrative
business enterprises throughout China's cities. w. Long M^rcli W7 'he Long March (1934-35) refers to the Peng.
Author: May-Lee Chai
A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture—now revised and updated Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly essays alphabetized by subject, this fully revised and updated edition provides a crash course in the etiquette and politics of contemporary China as well as the nation’s geography and venerable history. In it, readers will discover: · How the recently selected President and his advisors approach global relations · Why China is considered the fastest growing market for fashion and luxury goods · What you should bring when visiting a Chinese household · What’s hot in Chinese art · How recent scandals impact Chinese society From architecture and body language to Confucianism and feng shui, China A to Z offers accessible and authoritative information about China.
Deng was part of the Long March of 1934–35, the six-thousand-mile trek that
Mao led to escape the nationalists. Over its harrowing course, the communists
were decimated. The march began with ninety thousand communist soldiers and
Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
The Commanding Heights is about the most powerful political and economic force in the world today -- the epic struggle between government and the marketplace that has, over the last twenty years, turned the world upside down and dramatically transformed our lives. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize joins with a leading expert on the new marketplace to explain the revolution in ideas that is reshaping the modern world. Written with the same sweeping narrative power that made The Prize an enormous success, The Commanding Heights provides the historical perspective, the global vision, and the insight to help us understand the tumult of the past half century. Trillions of dollars in assets and fundamental political power are changing hands as free markets wrest control from government of the "commanding heights" -- the dominant businesses and industries of the world economy. Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw demonstrate that words like "privatization" and "deregulation" are inadequate to describe the enormous upheaval that is unfolding before our eyes. Along with the creation of vast new wealth, the map of the global economy is being redrawn. Indeed, the very structure of society is changing. New markets and new opportunities have brought great new risks as well. How has all this come about? Who are the major figures behind it? How does it affect our lives? The collapse of the Soviet Union, the awesome rise of China, the awakening of India, economic revival in Latin America, the march toward the European Union -- all are a part of this political and economic revolution. Fiscal realities and financial markets are relentlessly propelling deregulation; achieving a new balance between government and marketplace will be the major political challenge in the coming years. Looking back, the authors describe how the old balance was overturned, and by whom. Looking forward, they explore these questions: Will the new balance prevail? Or does the free market contain the seeds of its own destruction? Will there be a backlash against any excesses of the free market? And finally, The Commanding Heights illuminates the five tests by which the success or failure of all these changes can be measured, and defines the key issues as we enter the twenty-first century. The Commanding Heights captures this revolution in ideas in riveting accounts of the history and the politics of the postwar years and compelling tales of the astute politicians, brilliant thinkers, and tenacious businessmen who brought these changes about. Margaret Thatcher, Donald Reagan, Deng Xiaoping, and Bill Clinton share the stage with the "Minister of Thought" Keith Joseph, the broommaker's son Domingo Cavallo, and Friedrich von Hayek, the Austrian economist who was determined to win the twenty-year "battle of ideas." It is a complex and wide-ranging story, and the authors tell it brilliantly, with a deep understanding of human character, making critically important ideas lucid and accessible. Written with unique access to many of the key players, The Commanding Heights, like no other book, brings us an understanding of the last half of the twentieth century -- and sheds a powerful light on what lies ahead in the twenty-first century.
He saw the need to mobilise the mass of the peasants behind the revolutionary
cause and became the leader of the Communists during the 'Long March' of 1934
–35. In 1949 Mao triumphed over the Nationalists in the civil war and ...
Author: John W. Young
This reference guide throws light on almost every aspect of postwar international history from the rise of Mao's China to the Bosnian Civil War. It provides a huge wealth of information on East-West relations setting events, crises and conflicts in their full international context.
Political Generations in PRC Core Leader Representative figures Mao Zedong
Major Historical Event ( Primary age Group by 2000 ) 15 The Long March ( 1934
– 35 ) ( Late 80s or older ) 2nd The Anti - Japanese War ( 1937 – 45 ) ( Late 70s ...
Author: Wei-Bin Zhang
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Category: Political Science
This book is part of a broad study on Confucianism and its implications for the modernisation of East Asia. The Opium War symbolises the beginning of foreign humiliations, and the Cultural Revolution represents the apex of self-oppression, self-intimidation and self-humiliations. China vainly strove under the guns of many countries until the end of World War II, and since then, has suffered from many civil wars. Immediately after New China was established in 1949, the CCP closed the door to the outside (democratic) world, thus creating self-humiliations. Since economic reform was launched in 1978, New China has been developed from the verge of nationwide self-murder to the track for prosperity and freedom. The long march from self-destructiveness to social and economic progresses raises many challenging questions about human survival and processes. Philosophical, historical, political and economic perspectives are discussed. An open and enriching New China could dramatically affect the world in the not-so-distant future. This book describes the history of New China as a dynamic process from the pole of central planning, anti-Americanism and anti-Confucianism towards market economy, Americanisation and modernising Confucian manifestations.
Author: Stephen R. MacKinnonPublish On: 1990-01-23
Since the Long March of 1934 – 35 , Chou En - lai had emerged as the Chinese
Communists ' chief spokesman in foreign affairs . During the war he commuted
between Yenan and Chungking , remaining throughout as both a spokesman
Author: Stephen R. MacKinnon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
American journalists who covered China during the thirties and forties discuss how they pooled information, evaluated sources, and avoided bias
Routes ot the Long March. 1934-35 ^aapted from An Outtrne History ot Chirm
Joait Pubssrang Co Hong Kong, m association with China Books and Periodicals
Inc an Franaaco. In international competition the eight contestants who make the
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, incPublish On: 1998
Routes of the Long March, 1934-35 Adaptad from An Outline Hittofy 01 China
Joint Pubhahing Co . Hong Kong, in association with China Book! and
Panocfccals, Inc . San Francsco. In international competition the eight contestants
who make ...
Red Guards reenacted the Red Army's 1934–35 Long March, tracing a
pilgrimage that bound them ever closer to Chairman Mao and to the memory of
revolution. There were rituals of public humiliation for fallen officials, who were
forced to ...
Author: Richard Curt Kraus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world. Even as we approach its fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still forbids fully open investigation of its origins, development, and conclusion. Drawing upon a vital trove of scholarship, memoirs, and popular culture, this Very Short Introduction illuminates this complex, often obscure, and still controversial movement. Moving beyond the figure of Mao Zedong, Richard Curt Kraus links Beijing's elite politics to broader aspects of society and culture, highlighting many changes in daily life, employment, and the economy. Kraus also situates this very nationalist outburst of Chinese radicalism within a global context, showing that the Cultural Revolution was mirrored in the radical youth movement that swept much of the world, and that had imagined or emotional links to China's red guards. Yet it was also during the Cultural Revolution that China and the United States tempered their long hostility, one of the innovations in this period that sowed the seeds for China's subsequent decades of spectacular economic growth.