The Resource From friend to comrade : the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, 1920-1927, Hans J. van de Ven

From friend to comrade : the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, 1920-1927, Hans J. van de Ven

Label
From friend to comrade : the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, 1920-1927
Title
From friend to comrade
Title remainder
the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, 1920-1927
Statement of responsibility
Hans J. van de Ven
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars have long held that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was a centralized, Leninist organization from its founding in 1921. In a departure from that view, From Friend to Comrade demonstrates how the CCP began as a group of study societies, only gradually evolving into a mass Marxist-Leninist party by 1927. Using party documents that have only recently become available, as well as the writings of a wide range of Chinese communists, Hans J. van de Ven analyzes the party's difficulty in building a cohesive organization firmly rooted in Chinese society. Van de Ven identifies four stages in the emergence of the CCP. The first, of 1920 and 1921, saw the formation of a range of Chinese communist organizations. The author points out the localized nature of these organizations, as well as their origins in the world of study societies and the continuing influence of traditional elite norms of political action. The second stage, from 1921 to 1923, demonstrates the nebulous distribution of authority in the early CCP, the inability of CCP leaders to bring all Chinese communists into the party, and the party's failure to establish durable mass organizations. From 1923 to 1925, in the face of a crisis for survival, Chinese communists for the first time began to refashion the CCP using Leninist organization concepts. However, van de Ven shows, it was only between 1925 and 1927 that the CCP became larger than life in the eyes of its own membership, with a party culture based on Marxism-Leninism. Only then had the CCP become a mass party, active throughout southern China and in all major urban centers. While past scholarship has emphasized the influence of the October Revolution and Soviet communism on the CCP, van de Ven stresses the thinking and actions of Chinese communists themselves, placing their struggle in the context of China's political history and highly complex society
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
324.251/075/09
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1519.A5
LC item number
V36 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
From friend to comrade : the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, 1920-1927, Hans J. van de Ven
Publication
Note
  • "Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley."
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Harvard University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-349) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chinese communists and China's political crisis -- The founding of communist cells and the first congress -- Hesitant beginnings, 1921-1925 -- The CCP as mass party : tapping the power of the masses -- The party arises -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm47007964
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 373 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520910874
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27298176
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47007964
  • ebsco0520910877

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