Social and Political Change in Revolutionary China: The Taihang Base Area in the War of Resistance to Japan, 1937-1945
ISBN: 074250865X
EAN13: 9780742508651
Language: English
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Social and Political Change in Revolutionary China: The Taihang Base Area in the War of Resistance to Japan, 1937-1945

Book Overview
This history provides the first book-length study and the first county-level analysis of social and political change in the Taihang Base Area during the key years of the War of Resistance to Japan. David S. G. Goodman explores revolution as process, arguing that the CCP was successful because of its management of revolutionary incrementalism. In particular, he examines the roles and interactions of urban intellectuals, teachers, and peasant small-holders as agents of change. Based on newly available documents and interviews, this meticulously researched work deepens our understanding of the social and political origins of the Chinese revolution by considering how both the rural population and the party adapted within that process.