The Rise Of The Chinese Communist Party Author:Chang Kuo-t'ao Chang Kuo-T'ao was one of the dozen founders of the Chinese Communist Party, and he played a central role in the development of the Party during the 1920s and early 1930s. Following a struggle and split with Mao Tse-Tung and his associates, Chang was expelled from the Party in March of 1938. — Chang's role was extremely important in the operatio... more »n of the Party as a whole and his book throws a great deal of light on most of the major events in the Party's early history: the foundation of the first Party groups in 1920, the founding Congress in 1921, the principle meetings of party leaders Thereafter, the February Seventh Strike in 1923, the formation of a united front with the nationalists, the May Thirtieth movement of 1925 , the Northern Expedition, and the Nationalist-Communist split in 1927.
The book analyzes in great detail the shifting policies, strategies, and tactics of the party in the early years, the debates and disputes that took place among its leaders, and the specific views of the individuals involved. Chang presents personal insights into the motivations of and the private discussions among the main Communist participants, including revealing characterizations and vignettes of almost all the early leaders of the Party« less