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Early Communist China

Two Studies

Subjects: Asian Studies, China, Political Science, Comparative Politics
Paperback : 9780892640041, 88 pages, 6 x 9, December 1969
Open Access : 9780472902194, 88 pages, 6 x 9, August 2020

Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program
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Two studies examine the Fu-t’ien Incident and the Agrarian Reform in Kwangtung


Contains two detailed case studies. In “The Fu-t’ien Incident, December 1930,” Ronald Suleski describes the pivotal incident in the power struggle between Mao Zedong and the Communist Central Committee. Daniel Bays’s study of “Agrarian Reform in Kwangtung, 1950–1953” focuses upon the measures taken by the Chinese Communist Party to control and eventually collectivize rural elites in Kwangtung province.

Ronald S. SULESKI is Professor of History and Director of The Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University.Daniel H. BAYS is Professor Emeritus of History at Calvin College.