How the Red Sun Rose

By Hua Gao, Stacy Mosher (translator), Guo Jian (translator)

Book cover of How the Red Sun Rose: The Origin and Development of the Yan'an Rectification Movement, 1930-1945

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This work offers the most comprehensive account of the origin and consequences of the Yan'an Rectification Movement from 1942 to 1945. The author argues that this campaign emancipated the Chinese Communist Party from Soviet-infleunced dogmatism and unified the Party, preparing it for the final victory against the Nationalist Party in…

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Gao Hua was one of China’s best-regarded historians. His tragically early death in 2011 at the age of 57 deprived the world of a meticulous scholar, one who was able to shed light on the early years of the Communist Party before it came to power in 1949. Shedding the influence of the Soviet Union, the increasing power of Mao Zedong is documented in this work, through the rectification campaigns undertaken during the Second World War when the Party was still a marginalised entity that no one expected to ever become important. This book shows why, and how, the Party…

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