Studies of the political history of twentieth-century China traditionally have been skewed toward a two-dimensional view of the major combatants: the Chinese Communist Party and the Guomindang. Although their struggle undeniably has been the main story, it is neither the only nor the complete story. During the Republican period (1912-1949), many ed
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A Note on Romanization -- Introduction -- Opposition Party Intellectuals in the 1920s and 1930s -- The Trials of a Third-Force Intellectual: Zhang Junmai (Carsun Chang) During the Early Nanjing Decade, 1927-1931 -- Human Rights and Political Engagement: Luo Longji in the 1930s -- Opposition Parties and Groups During the 1930s and 1940s -- From Educator to Politician: Huang Yanpei and the Third Force -- Deng Yanda and the Third Party -- The National Salvation Association as a Political Party -- Opposition Parties and Their Leaders During World War II and the Civil War -- China’s Minority Parties in the People’s Political Council, 1937-1945 -- The Miscellany of China’s Political Spectrum, 1945-1950 -- China’s Democratic Parties and the Temptations of Political Power, 1946-1947 -- Opposition Parties and Isms: Anarchism and Anti-Communism -- The Chinese Anarchist Critique of Bolshevism During the 1920s -- Zenq Qi and the Frozen Revolution -- The Alternative of Loyal Opposition: The Chinese Youth Party and Chinese Democracy, 1937-1949 -- Opposition Parties in the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Elsewhere After 1949 -- The Third Force in Hong Kong and North America During the 1950s -- Minor Parties in Taiwan -- A Half Century Later -- Historical Perspectives on Chinese Democracy: The Overseas Democracy Movement Today -- Oppositional Politics in Twentieth-Century China -- An Overview -- List of Political Parties and Groups
John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of more than twenty books on Taiwan, China, and Asian Affairs. His book China's Global Role (1980) won the Clarence Day Foundation Award for outstanding research and creativity activity. Professor Copper's most recent books include Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (second edition) published in 2000 and Taiwan in Troubled Times (edited) published in 2002. Dr. Copper was recipient of the International Communications Award in 1997.