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The Resource China 1927 : memoir of a debacle, Zhu Qihua ; translated by Zhu Hong ; foreword by John T. Ma ; edited with an introduction by Doug Merwin

China 1927 : memoir of a debacle, Zhu Qihua ; translated by Zhu Hong ; foreword by John T. Ma ; edited with an introduction by Doug Merwin

Label
China 1927 : memoir of a debacle
Title
China 1927
Title remainder
memoir of a debacle
Statement of responsibility
Zhu Qihua ; translated by Zhu Hong ; foreword by John T. Ma ; edited with an introduction by Doug Merwin
Title variation
Memoir of a debacle
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Zhu Qihua gives an extraordinary account of his experiences in the Revolutionary Army under the Republican government from the fall of 1926 to the fall of 1927. By late 1926 the CCP and the GMD have parted ways, with Chiang Kai-shek of the GMD Right Wing ensconced first in Nanchang, and then in Nanjing, making a bid for national domination. This narrative by young communist activist Zhu Qihua (1907-1945) begins as the Revolutionary Government and Revolutionary Army of the Alliance leave Canton to set up a new base in Wuhan following on the victories of the Northern Expedition. There they plan to extend their forces into east-central China in the Second Northern Expedition, hoping ultimately to reach Peking. Zhu describes his role as a political worker in the countryside mobilizing the masses to prepare for the advance of the Revolutionary Army. The GMD-CCP Alliance collapses after the success of the Second Northern Expedition, and the CCP is forced out. After the failure of the CCP-led August First Nanchang Uprising, the CCP's army of about 30,000 marches south hoping to set up their own base in in Canton. Zhu reports in harrowing detail the progress of the march: fighting, retreating, and disintegrating, leaving a trail of the dead and dying. Zhu rubs shoulders with Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Guo Moruo, Borodin, Li Lisan and many other well-known figures. He reveals the inner workings of the CCP, including directives from the Comintern, and recounts dramatic appearances by GMD leaders such as Chiang Kai-shek and Wang Jingwei. His book is filled with vivid descriptions of local despots, devastated villages and townships, the state of education and the spread of missionary institutions, as well as the operations of grass-roots revolutionary organizations
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
HLS
Dewey number
951.04/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
LC call number
DS777.15.Z48
LC item number
A313 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
China 1927 : memoir of a debacle, Zhu Qihua ; translated by Zhu Hong ; foreword by John T. Ma ; edited with an introduction by Doug Merwin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • At head of cover title: Yi jiu er qu
  • Translation of the author's book "1927 nian di hui yi"
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781937385149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011939896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)852402805
Label
China 1927 : memoir of a debacle, Zhu Qihua ; translated by Zhu Hong ; foreword by John T. Ma ; edited with an introduction by Doug Merwin
Publication
Note
  • At head of cover title: Yi jiu er qu
  • Translation of the author's book "1927 nian di hui yi"
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781937385149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011939896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)852402805

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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