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The Broken Wave: The Chinese Communist Peasant Movement 1922-1928

The Broken Wave: The Chinese Communist Peasant Movement 1922-1928

By Roy Hofheinz, Jr.

Harvard University Press, 1977, 355 pp.

The origins in the 1920s of Mao's strategy of rural revolution and a hard-hitting attack on those theories of revolution, emphasizing social structure, economics and demography at the expense of politics. A long-awaited book that will make a lasting contribution to the China field.