DiscoverPeople's History of Ideas Podcast“Like Taking a Bath in a Toilet” (May and June 1927)
“Like Taking a Bath in a Toilet” (May and June 1927)

“Like Taking a Bath in a Toilet” (May and June 1927)

Update: 2021-01-29
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The Comintern’s guidance falls short in response to the ongoing massacre of peasants.

Further reading:
C. Martin Wilbur, The Nationalist Revolution in China, 1923-1928
Donald Jordan, The Northern Expedition: China’s National Revolution of 1926-1928
Alexander Pantsov, The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution, 1919-1927

 

Some names from this episode:
Tang Shengzhi, Hunan warlord who sided with the National Revolutionary Army and contested leadership with Chiang Kai-shek
Ye Ting, Communist general and garrison commander who defended Wuhan against a right-wing mutiny
M. N. Roy, Indian Comintern agent
Wang Jingwei, Leader of the Guomindang Left
Mikhail Borodin, Comintern agent and head of Soviet mission to aid the Guomindang
Chen Duxiu, General secretary of the Communist Party
Zhang Guotao, General secretary of Hubei branch of Communist Party

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“Like Taking a Bath in a Toilet” (May and June 1927)

“Like Taking a Bath in a Toilet” (May and June 1927)

Matthew Rothwell