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.