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Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

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ISBN-10: 1931859841

ISBN-13: 9781931859844

Edition: 2009

Authors: Harold Robert Isaacs, Harold Isaacs

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The story of contemporary China typically dates back to Maorsquo;s 1949 revolution. But in this classic work of Marxist scholarship, historian Harold Isaacs uncovers how workers and peasants struggled for a different kind of revolution, one built from the bottom up, in the 1920s. The defeat of their heroic efforts profoundly shaped the further course of modern Chinese history.Harold Isaacs was an acclaimed Marxist historian who identified with Leon Trotskyrsquo;s critique of the Soviet Unionrsquo;s degeneration under Stalinism during the 1920s. The Tragedy , his major work, is dedicated to the ldquo;martyrsrdquo; of the 1925-1927 revolution, who fought for a truly democratic society.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Harold Isaacs was a Marxist historian who identified closely with Leon Trotsky's critique of the Soviet Union's degeneration under the control of an authoritarian Stalinist bureaucracy through the 1920s.Isaacs' major work, "The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution," published originally in 1938, is dedicated to the "martyrs" of the 1925-1927 revolution who fought for a society based upon authentic self-governance.

Seeds of Revolt
Problems of the Chinese Revolution
The New Awakening
Canton: To Whom the Power?
Canton: The Coup of March 20, 1926
From Canton to the Yangtze
The Shanghai Insurrection
The Prodigal Returns
Conspiracy of Silence
The Coup of April 12
Wuhan: "The Revolutionary Center"
The "Revolutionary Center" at Work
The Struggle for the Land
Moscow and Wuhan
The Wuhan Debacle
The Autumn Harvest
The Canton Commune
Fruits of Defeat
The Rise and Fall of "Soviet China"
The New "National United Front"