DiscoverPeople's History of Ideas PodcastThe August Defeat (Part 2): The Communists Strike Back (August to November 1928)
The August Defeat (Part 2): The Communists Strike Back (August to November 1928)

The August Defeat (Part 2): The Communists Strike Back (August to November 1928)

Update: 2022-07-31
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The Communists fight to regain lost territory, and ethnic tensions explode among the peasants in the base area.

Further reading:
Stephen Averill, Revolution in the Highlands: China’s Jinggangshan Base Area
Stuart Schram, ed., Mao’s Road to Power, vol. 3: From the Jinggangshan to the Establishment of the Jiangxi Soviets, July 1927-December 1930
Pang Xianzhi and Jin Chongji, Mao Zedong: A Biography, vol. 1: 1893-1949

Some names from this episode:
Du Xiujing, Inspector sent to the Jinggangshan by the Hunan Provincial Committee in May 1928 and who returned in June
Gong Chu, Political commissar for the 29th regiment
Chen Yi, Political commissar for the 28th regiment
Kang Keqing, Peasant guerrilla fighter from Wan’an County
Yuan Wencai, Leader of the 32nd regiment

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The August Defeat (Part 2): The Communists Strike Back (August to November 1928)

The August Defeat (Part 2): The Communists Strike Back (August to November 1928)

Matthew Rothwell