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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