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Entering the Jinggangshan: The Sanwan Reorganization of the People’s Army

Entering the Jinggangshan: The Sanwan Reorganization of the People’s Army

Update: 2021-06-03
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As Mao’s troops arrive in the Jinggangshan region, a revolutionary reorganization of the people’s army is begun. Also, a tangent on Mao’s leadership style and nuclear war with a jump 30 years into the future.

Further reading:
Pang Xianzhi and Jin Chongji, Mao Zedong: A Biography, vol. 1: 1893-1949
Stephen Averill, Revolution in the Highlands: China’s Jinggangshan Base Area
Mao Zedong, “Speech at a Meeting of the Representatives of 64 Communist and Workers’ Parties”

Some names from this episode:
Lu Deming, Leader of the Lu Deming Regiment
He Long, One of the Communist leaders of the Nanchang Uprising
Yuan Wencai, Communist ‘social bandit’ leader
Chen Muping, Yuan Wencai’s secretary and graduate of the peasant training institute

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Entering the Jinggangshan: The Sanwan Reorganization of the People’s Army

Entering the Jinggangshan: The Sanwan Reorganization of the People’s Army

Matthew Rothwell