DiscoverPeople's History of Ideas PodcastThe “Tender-Hearted Communist:” Qu Qiubai
The “Tender-Hearted Communist:” Qu Qiubai

The “Tender-Hearted Communist:” Qu Qiubai

Update: 2021-05-08
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Background on Qu Qiubai before he became Communist leader in 1927.

Further reading:
Tsi-an Hsia, The Gate of Darkness: Studies on the Leftist Literary Movement
Jonathan Spence, The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution
Paul Pickowicz, Marxist Literary Thought in China: The Influence of Ch'u Ch'iu-pai
Steve Smith, A Road Is Made: Communism in Shanghai, 1920-1927

Some names from this episode:
Qu Qiubai, Named head of new provisional politburo at August 7, 1927 Emergency Conference
Wang Shouhua, President of the General Labor Union
Li Dazhao, Co-founder of the Chinese Communist Party
Mikhail Borodin, Comintern agent and head of Soviet mission to aid the Guomindang
Besso Lominadze, New Comintern head in China starting in July 1927

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The “Tender-Hearted Communist:” Qu Qiubai

The “Tender-Hearted Communist:” Qu Qiubai

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