Synopses & Reviews
The primary sources used in this book include: archival material on the Comintern, the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsevik), and the CCP, reflecting the theories and political practice of Leninism, Trotskyism and Stalinism, and of the Russian and Chinese Left Oppositions; works by Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky and other leaders of the Executive Committee of the Communist International and the CCP published in East Asia, Europe and the USA; Comintern journals and bulletins; private interviews carried out by the author with participants and eyewitnesses of the events treated in the book; and memoirs of various Chinese revolutionaries.
The opening of former secret Soviet archives has broadened the documentary base for a new study of Bolshevik policy in China on the eve of and during the revolution of 1925-1927. The aim of this work is to incorporate these new documents into a scholarly study and on that basis to explore the essence of the Russian Bolsheviks' main concepts concerning the Chinese revolution.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-278) and index.