This book, first pubished in 1998, collects the final letters and articles of Chen Duxiu (1879-1942). He founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921, after a revolutionary career in the movement that overthrew the Manchus and brought in the Republic. Between 1915 and 1919, he had led the New Culture Movement that electrified student youth and laid the intellectual foundations for modern China, and he also helped found the Chinese Trotskyist Opposition, which he then led. Between his release from prison in 1937 and his death in 1942, he wrote the pieces collected here.
1. Letter to Chen Qichang and Others 2. Letter to Leon Trotsky 3. Letter to Xiliu and Others 4. Letter to Xiliu and Others 5. Letter to Xiliu 6. Letter to Liangen 7. Letter to Xiliu 8. My Basic Views 9. Letter to Y 10. Letter to H and S 11. A Sketch of the Post-War World 12. Once Again on the World Situation 13. The Future of the Oppressed Nations 14. Letter to Y
This 13-volume collection of previously out-of-print titles reissues some key works in the study of Mao Zedong’s huge influence on China – its politics, economics and development into the power that it is today. Foreign policy, the Cultural Revolution, the fate of opponents, Chinese Marxist thought – all are covered here, and more, in this essential reference resource.