Images and impressions of Pre-Liberation China

Yun Kang 1933

Yun Kang 1933

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Images and impressions of Pre-Liberation China

China, by J. W. Ludowici, (Hong Kong: 1926), 43 pages. A curious and idiosyncratic pamphlet.

The Living China: A Pictorial Record — 1930, huge book with hundreds of photographs and with captions in Chinese and English, 378 pages.

Nanking Pictorial, by Chu Chi (or Chu Sieh), 1936, 104 pages. This is a collection of over 300 photographs of this part of China during the early 1930s, with captions in Chinese and English.

Nanking, 200 Aufnahmen von Hedda Hammer, text von Alfred Hoffman, [200 photographs with text in German], (Shanghai: Verlag von Max Noessler & Co., 1945), 256 pages.

Travels of a Photographer in China: 1933-1946, by Hedda Morrison (née Hammer), (Hong Kong: Oxford Univ. Press, 1987), includes many of the same photos in the above volume but in better quality, 252 pages.

Nèiménggû gû jiànzhú, in Chinese. (Peking: 1959), 122 pages. This is a collection of photos of old buildings and structures in Inner Mongolia.

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The early years of revolutionary struggle – Part 3 – The War of Liberation – 1946-1949

Iron Man Cheng steers the boat back to the dock

Iron Man Cheng steers the boat back to the dock

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The early years of revolutionary struggle – Part 3 – The War of Liberation – 1946-1949

Storms on the Chinkiang Docks, a story (graphic history) of a struggle on the docks during the revolutionary war. Illustrations by Hu Po-tsung and Wang Meng-chi. (Peking: FLP, 1975), 88 pages.

A Study of Land Rent in Pre-Liberation China, 2nd ed. (Revised Translation), by Chen Po-ta [Chen Boda], (Peking: FLP, 1966), 120 pages. [This work was originally written in 1945-46, and later revised and published in its first Chinese edition in 1952. The first English edition appeared in 1958.]

The U.S.S.R. and China, by Arthur Clegg, (London: Russia Today Society, 1946), 32 pages.

UNRRA Relief for the Chinese People: A Report by CLARA, by the Information Department of the China Liberated Areas Relief Association, Shanghai, July, 1947, 48 pages. This report shows that while the people in the Chinese liberated areas suffered the most from the long Japanese invasion; contributed the most to the defeat of Japan in China; and constituted at least half of the Chinese population—nevertheless received only about 2% of the UN recovery grain and other aid distributed in China, while most of the UN aid illegally went to help Chiang Kai-shek’s military or else was embezzled by his forces.

In His Mind A Million Bold Warriors – Reminiscences of the life of Chairman Mao Tsetung during the northern Shensi campaign [March 1947-March 1948], by Yen Chang-lin, (Peking: FLP, 1972), 95 pages.

Great Victory for the Military Line of Chairman Mao Tsetung – A Criticism of Lin Piao’s Bourgeois Military Line in the Liaohsi-Shenyang and Peiping-Tientsin Campaigns, by Chan Shih-pu, (Peking: FLP, 1976), 124 pages plus 2 large maps.

Tomorrow’s China, by Anna Louse Strong, (NY: Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy, 1948), 133 pages.

New China, New World, by Arthur Clegg, (London: 1949), 86 pages.

China — From a Semi-Colony to a People’s Democracy, by G. Astafyev, (Bombay: People’s Publishing House, 1950), 69 pages. This is the Soviet view at the time about how and why the Chinese Revolution of 1949 was successful.

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The early years of revolutionary struggle – Part 2 – The War of Resistance Against Japan – 1937-1946

Norman Bethune - Shihchiachuang City, Hopei

Norman Bethune – Shihchiachuang City, Hopei

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The early years of revolutionary struggle – Part 2 – The War of Resistance Against Japan – 1937-1946

China Can Win! The New Stage in the Aggression of Japanese Imperialism and the New Period in the Struggle of the Chinese People, by Wang Ming, (NY: Workers Library Publishers, 1937), 52 pages.

Four Months of War, a pen and picture record of the war between Japan and China in and around Shanghai from August 9 until December 20, 1937, by the North China Daily News, (Shanghai: 1937), 151 pages. This rare item represents the views of the British and other foreign Europeans and Americans resident in Shanghai at the outbreak of the war, and is surprisingly almost neutral (!) with regard to the war between Japan and China.

Heroic China – Fifteen Years of the Communist Party of China, by Pavel Miff, (NY: Workers Library Publishers, 1937), 98 pages. [Missing pages 92-93, and a few pages clipped along the edge during scanning.]

China’s Fight for National Liberation, by Chen Lin [Zhen Lin], (NY: Workers Library Publishers, 1938), 64 pages plus cover.

Norman Bethune in China, a wonderful, inspiring work featuring fine ink drawings on every page. The adaptation is by Chung Chih-cheng, and the illustrations are by Hsu Jung-chu, Hsu Yung, Ku Lien-tang and Wang Yi-sheng. (Peking: FLP, 1975), 124 pages.

China’s New Democracy, by Mao Tse-tung. Introduction by Earl Browder[!]. (Toronto: Progress Books, 1944), 72 pages. [This major essay by Mao was written in January 1940, and appears in the different (authorized) translation under the title On New Democracy in the Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, Vol. II, p. 339.]

In Guerrilla China, Report of the China Defence League chaired by Mme. Sun Yat-sen (Soong Ching Ling), (Chungking, China: 1943), 76 pages.

The Chinese Communists, by Stuart Gelder, (London: Victor Gollancz, 1946), 340 pages.

The Historical Experience of the War Against Fascism, by the Editorial Department of Renmin Ribao [People’s Daily], 1965, 27 pages.

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