Philosophy and Political Economy

Serving the people with dialectics

Serving the people with dialectics

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Philosophy and Political Economy

Mao Tse-tung: Four Essays on Philosophy, (Peking: FLP, 1966), 146 pages. [With a small amount of underlining and marginal notes.]

Materialist Dialectics Helps Fighters Make Ideological Progress, by Chen Chin-yuan, originally in Jiefangjun Bao [Liberation Army Daily], January 10, 1966, 19 pages. This English translation is from the 1968 pamphlet Mao Tse-tung’s Thought is the Invincible Weapon. 87 pages

Selected Essays on the Study of Philosophy by Workers, Peasants and Soldiers, (Peking: FLP, 1971), 96 pages.

Serving the People with Dialectics – Essays on the Study of Philosophy by Workers and Peasants, (Peking: FLP, 1972), 58 pages.

Philosophy is No Mystery – Peasants Put Their Study to Work, (Peking: FLP, 1972), 88 pages.

Three Major Struggles on China’s Philosophical Front (1949-64), 4 articles, (Peking: FLP, 1973), 76 pages.

Fundamentals of Political Economy, also known as the Shanghai Textbook. This book was originally published in Chinese in Shanghai in 1974 as part of the Youth Self-Education Series designed for individual or group study. The first half of the book is about the political economy of capitalism and capitalist-imperialism. Chapter 11 is about Soviet social-imperialism [socialism in name, imperialism in fact]. And the rest of the book is about the political economy of socialism. This is the 1977 translation of the entire volume, as edited by George Wang, 272 scanned sheets, 506 pages.

The portions of this volume on the political economy of socialism were later issued in a revised translation edited by Raymond Lotta (with a Foreword and Afterword) under the title Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism: The Shanghai Textbook (NY: Banner Press, 1994), 404 pages.

Why China Has No Inflation, by Peng Kuang-hsi, (Peking: FLP: 1976), 72 pages.

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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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People’s War and Military Issues

Always keep a firm grip on the rifle

Always keep a firm grip on the rifle

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People’s War and Military Issues

Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-tung, (Peking: FLP, 1st ed., April 1963), 415 pages. Searchable

Six Essays on Military Affairs, (Peking: FLP, 1972), pocket edition with red plastic cover, 416 pages.

On Protracted War, by Mao Tse-tung, 1938. (Peking: FLP, 3rd ed. 1967), 132 pages.

The Battle Front of the Liberated Areas, by Chu Teh [Zhu De]. This was the military report given on April 25, 1945 to the Seventh Congress of the CCP. This is the 3rd edition (with a revised translation) of the English pamphlet which first appeared in 1952. (Peking: FLP, 1962), 89 pages.

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.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army, with a number of photographs including those of its top leaders. (Peking: FLP, 1950), 81 pages.

A Volunteer Soldier’s Day: Recollections by Men of the Chinese People’s Volunteers in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, (Peking: FLP, 1961), 311 pages.

The Battle of Sangkumryung, by Lu Chu-kuo. Novel about a major battle won by Chinese People’s Volunteers in Korea. (Peking: FLP, 1961), 176 pages.

Strategy: One Against Ten; Tactics: Ten Against One – An Exposition of Comrade Mao Tse-tung’s Thinking on the Strategy and Tactics of the People’s War, by Li Tso-peng, (Peking: FLP, 1966), 52 pages. Originally in Hongqi [Red Flag], #23-24, 1964. [It should be noted that although the basic ideas in this pamphlet represent the strategic and tactical thinking of Mao, General Li Tso-peng later totally disgraced himself by joining Lin Biao’s attempted coup and assassination of Mao!]

Break the Nuclear Monopoly, Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, 6 statements and articles from 1964-1965, on the testing of China’s first two atom bombs and its proposals for all countries to eliminate nuclear weapons, 38 pages. (Peking: FLP, 1965)

Democratic Tradition of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, by Ho Lung, published on August 1, 1965, the 38th anniversary of the founding of the PLA. (Peking: FLP, 1965)

The People Defeated Japanese Fascism and They Can Certainly Defeat U.S. Imperialism Too, by Lo Jui-ching, (Vice-Premier of the State Council and Chief of the General Staff of the PLA), a speech made in Peking on Sept. 3, 1965 at a mass rally held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the victory of the War of Resistance Against Japan, 36 pages. (Peking: FLP, 1965)

Long Live the Victory of People’s War!, by Lin Piao [Lin Biao], Sept. 3, 1965. This famous essay was written in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of victory in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan. It is often still viewed as an important statement of the role of people’s war in the world despite Lin’s own personal treachery later on. (Peking: FLP, 3rd ed., 1967), 76 pages.

Battle Hero – Mai Hsien-teh, (Peking: FLP, 1967), 40 pages.

People of the World, Unite and Struggle for the Complete Prohibition and Thorough Destruction of Nuclear Weapons!, includes the statement of the PRC on July 30, 1971, and two speeches at the U.N. by Chiao Kuan-hua in November 1971. (Peking: FLP, 1971), 28 pages.

Commemorate the 44th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, including a joint editorial on Aug. 1, 1971 by Renmin Ribao, Hongqi, and Jiefangjun Bao; and the speech at a reception by Chief of General Staff Huang Yung-sheng. (Peking: FLP, 1971), 38 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.

Fifty Years of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, issued on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the PLA (originally called the Chinese Red Army). Although this work was issued by the capitalist-roaders who seized control in a coup after Mao’s death, it contains some historical matter of interest. (Peking: FLP, 1978), 183 pages.

Mao Zedong’s Art of War, by Liu Jikun, (Hong Kong: Hai Feng, 1993), 294 pages (including end map). This book was written by a person who was a target of the Red Guards during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, who still opposes the GPCR, and who seems to share at least some of the views of the current regime. However, there is still much of interest in it about some of the many principles and methods that Mao used in the People’s War in China.

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