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In the Library: Articles

Angell, Roger. "Ms. Ulysses," New Yorker (3/10/97):52-55. Obituary notice for Emily Hahn.

Bedeski, Robert E. "Li Tsung-jen & the demise of China's 'Third Force'," Asian Survey 5,12 (12/65):616-.

Duara, Prasenjit. "Transnationalism & the predicament of sovereignty: China, 1900-1945," American Historical Review 102,4 (10/97):1030-51.

Goodman, D.S.G. "Revolutionary women & women in the Revolution: The Chinese communist
party & women in the war of resistance to Japan, 1937-1945," China Quarterly 164 (12/00):915-42.

Head, William. "The evolution of the Chinese Revolution from the White Lotus to Maoism," Journal of Third World Studies 3,2 (fall 86):7-18.

Mao Tse-tung. "Fourteen great achievements of the peasant movement in Hunan," in H. Johnson & H. Bernstein (eds.) Third World Lives of Struggle (London, 1982), pp. 12-30.

McElderry, Andrea L. "History & Chinese values: Xiang Jingyu as role model," Journal of Third World Studies 4,1 (1987):165-73. Communist female martyr, 33, shot by Kuomintang in 1928.

Selden, Mark. "Agnes Smedley, American radical," Monthly Review 40,5(10/88):32-42.

Spence, Jonathan. “Chiang’s monster,” New York Review (3/04). Review essay on Wakeman, Spymaster: Dai Li & the Chinese Secret Service.

Spencer, J.E. "The houses of the Chinese," Geographical Review 37 (1947):254-73.

Stevens, Charles R. "A content analysis of the wartime writings of Mao Tse-tung & Chiang Kai-shek," Asian Survey 4,6 (6/64):890-903.

Steyn, Mark. "Half dragon lady, half Georgia peach," Atlantic (1-2/04):44-45. Obituary notice for Soong Mei-ling, Madame Chiang Kai-shek (1898-2003), with useful insights into US obsession with survival of Nationalist regime during & after World War II.

Yang, Daqing. "Convergence or divergence? Recent historical writings on the Rape of Nanjing," American Historical Review 104,3 (6/99).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allan, Ted & Sydney Gordon. The Scalpel, the Sword. The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune (London, 1952).

Barnett, A. Doak. China on the Eve of Communist Takeover (NY: Praeger, 1963).

Barrett, David P. & Larry N. Shyu (eds.) Chinese Collaboration with Japan, 1932-1945: The Limits of Accommodation (Stanford: Stanford, 2001).

Benton, Gregor. China's Urban Revolutionaries: Explorations in the History of Chinese Trotskyism, 1921-1952 (Atlantic Highlands NJ, 1996).

__________. The New Fourth Army: Communist Resistance along the Yangtse & the Huai, 1938-1941 (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).

Bianco, Lucien. Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949 [1967] (Stanford: Stanford, 1971).

__________. Conflict & Resistance in 20th-C. China (ed. Mark Selden; Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000).

__________. Peasants Without the Party: Grassroots Movements in 20th-C. China (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001).

Borg, Dorothy. American Policy & the Chinese Revolution, 1925-1928 [1947] (NY: Octagon, 1968).

Brandt, Conrad; Benjamin Schwartz & John K. Fairbank (eds.) A Documentary History of Chinese Communism (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1952).

__________. Stalin's Failure in China, 1924-1927 (Cambridge: Harvard, 1958).

Carter, Carolle J. Mission to Yenan: American Liaison with the Chinese Communists, 1944-1947 (Lexington: U. Kentucky, 1997).

Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (NY: Basic Books, 1997).

Chen, Pin-ho. Chiang Kai-Shek Unmasked (Shanghai, 1942). Work of pro-Japanese propaganda.

Chen, Yung Ping. Chinese Political Thought. Mao Tse-Tung & Liu Shao-Chi (rev ed.; The Hague: Nijhoff, 1971).

Chesneaux, Jean. The Chinese Labor Movement, 1919-1927 (Stanford: Stanford, 1968).

__________ (ed.) Popular Movements & Secret Societies in China, 1840-1950 (Stanford: Stanford, 1972).

__________ & Françoise Le Barbier. Histoire de la Chine, 3: La marche de la Révolution, 1921-1949: de la fondation du parti communiste à la libération (Paris: Hatier Université, 1975).

Chiang Kai-shek. China's Destiny (NY, 1947). Manifesto of Kuomintang ideology by Nationalist leader, soon to be driven into exile in Taiwan.

Chow Tse-tsung. The May Fourth Movement (Stanford, 196?). Seminal moment in origins of the Chinese Revolution.

Chun, T'ien. Village in August (NY, 1942).

Clubb, O. Edmund. Communism in China, as Reported from Hankow in 1932 (NY, 1968).

__________. 20th-Century China (NY: Columbia, 1963).

Cochran, Sherman et al. (ed. & trans.) One Day in China: May 21, 1936 (New Haven: Yale, 1983). Product of a Chinese newspaper's project under the editorship of Mao Dun, to record happenings in many people's lives on a single day.

Cole, Allan B. (ed.) Forty Years of Chinese Communism: Selected Readings with Commentary (Washington: American Historical Association, 1962).

Compton, Boyd (trans & ed.) Mao's China. Party Reform Documents, 1942-44 (Seattle: U. Washington, 1952).

Deane, Hugh. Good Deeds & Gunboats: Two Centuries of American-Chinese Encounters (San Francisco: China Books, 1990).

Dietrich, Craig. People's China: A Brief History (NY: Oxford, 1986).

Eudin, Xenia & Robert C. North. Soviet Russia & the East, 1920-1927: A Documentary Survey (Stanford: Stanford U, 1957).

Feuerswerker, Albert et al. (eds.) Approaches to Modern Chinese History (Berkeley: U. California, 1967). Excellent case studies.

Fitzgerald, C.P. The Birth of Communist China (Baltimore, 1964).

Fogel, Joshua (ed.) The Nanjing Massacre in History & Historiography (Berkeley: U. California, 2000).

Gamble, Sidney. North China Villages: Social, Political & Economic Activities before 1933 (Berkeley: U. California, 1963). Pioneer ethnographic study.

Hershatter, Gail. Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution & Modernity in 20th-Century Shanghai (Berkeley: U. California, 1997).

Hogg, George A. I See a New China (Boston: Little, Brown, 1944). On the industrial cooperative movement.

Holubnychy, Lydia. Michael Borodin & the Chinese Revolution, 1923-1925 (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1979).

Hsu, Vivian Ling. Born of the Same Roots. Stories of Modern Chinese Women (Bloomington: Indiana, 1982).

Isaacs, Harold R. The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution [1938] (2nd rev. ed.; Stanford, 1961).

__________. No Peace for Asia (NY: Macmillan, 1947).

__________. Scratches on Our Minds (NY: John Day, 1958; reissued as Images of Asia: American Views of China & India (NY: Harper & Row, 1972).

Israel, John. Student Nationalism in China, 1927-1937 (Stanford, 1966).

Kim, San (pseud.) & Nym Wales. Song of Ariran: The Life Story of a Korean Rebel (NY: John Day, 1941; & San Francisco: Ramparts, 1972).

Krebs, Edward S. Shifu, Soul of Chinese Anarchism (Lanham MD, 1998).

Landstrom, Elsie H. (ed.) Hyla Doc. Surgeon in China through War & Revolution, 1924-1949 (Tolland CT, 1992).

Levine, Steven I. Anvil of Victory: The Communist Revolution in Manchuria, 1945-1948 (Irvington NY, 1987).

Lewis, John W. (ed.) Peasant Rebellion & Communist Revolution in Asia (Stanford, 1974).

Lü, Xiaobo. Cadres & Corruption: The Organizational Involution of the Chinese Communist Party (Stanford: Stanford, 2000).

Meisner, Maurice. Li Ta-chao & the Origins of Chinese Marxism (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1967).

Mitter, Rana. A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World (NY: Oxford, 2004).

Newman, Robert P. Owen Lattimore & the "Loss" of China (Berkeley: U. California, 1992).

Ning, Lao T'ai-t'ai. A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman (New Haven: Yale, 1945; & Stanford, 1967).

North, Robert C. Kuomintang & Chinese Communist Elites (Stanford: Stanford U, 1952).

__________. Moscow & Chinese Communists (2nd ed.; Stanford: Stanford U, 1963).

__________. M.N. Roy's Mission to China: The Communist-Kuomintang Split of 1927 (Berkeley: U. California, 1963).

__________. The Foreign Relations of China (3rd ed.; North Scituate MA: Duxbury, 1978).

Panstov, Alexander. The Bolsheviks & the Chinese Revolution, 1919-1927 (Richmond: Curzon, 2000).

Pomerantz, Kenneth. The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society & Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1993).

Porter, Edgar A. The People's Doctor: George Hatem & China's Revolution (Honolulu: U. of Hawai'i, 1997).

Potter, J.M. Capitalism & the Chinese Peasant (Berkeley: U. California, 1967).

Prazniak, Roxann. Of Camel Kings & Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernty in Late Imperial China (Lanham MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 1999). T'aiping & other rebels.

Pruitt, Ida. A China Childhood (San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center, 1978).

__________. Old Madam Yin: A Memoir of Peking Life, 1926-1938 (Stanford, 1979).

Purcell, Victor. The Boxer Uprising (Cambridge, 1963).

Rasmussen, O.D. What's Right with China? (Shanghai, 1927). Good intro. to Kuomintang idealism of the period.

Rosinger, Lawrence K. China's Wartime Politics, 1937-1944 (Princeton, 1944).

Schiffrin, Harold Z. Sun Yat-sen & the Origins of the 1911 Revolution (Berkeley: U. of California, 1968).

Schrau, Peter. Guerrilla Economy: the Development of the Shensi-Kansu-Ningshia Border Region, 1937-1945 (Albany: SUNY, 1976). Origin of the ideas behind the "Great Leap Forward."

Schurmann, Franz & Orville Schell (eds.) The China Reader (3 vols.; NY, 1967-74).

Schwartz, Benjamin. Chinese Communism & the Rise of Mao (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1951).

__________. Communism & China: Ideology in Flux (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1968).

__________ (ed.) Reflections on the May Fourth Movement: A Symposium (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1972).

__________. China & Other Matters (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1996).

Schwartz, Harry. Tsars, Mandarins & Commissars: A History of Chinese-Russian Relations (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1964).

Sharman, Lyon. Sun Yat-sen: His Life & Its Meaning. A Critical Biography (NY: John Day, 1934; repr.Stanford, 1968).

Shih, Vincent Y.C. The Taiping Ideology: Its Sources, Interpretations & Influences (Seattle: U. of Washington, 1967).

Sheean, Vincent. Personal History (NY, 1934). Includes this reporter's first-hand account of Chinese Revolution during the 1920's.

Shewmaker, Kenneth E. Americans & Chinese Communists, 1927-1945: A Persuading Encounter (Ithaca, 1971).

Smedley, Agnes. Chinese Destinies: Sketches of Present-Day China (NY: Vanguard, 1933).

__________. China's Red Army Marches [1934] (Westport CT: Hyperion, 1977).

__________. China Fights Back: An American Woman with the Eighth Route Army (NY: Vanguard, 1938).

__________. Battle Hymn of China (NY: Knopf, 1943; & NY: Da Capo, 1975).

__________. The Great Road: The Life & Times of Chu Teh (NY: Monthly Review, 1956).

__________. Portraits of Chinese Women in Revolution (Old Westbury NY: Feminist, 1976).

__________. China Correspondent (Boston: Pandora, 1984).

Snow, Edgar. Red Star Over China (NY: Random House, 1938; many subsequent editions).

__________. The Battle for Asia (NY: Random House, 1941).

__________. Scorched Earth (London: Gollancz, 1941).

__________. Random Notes on Red China, 1936-1945 (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1957).

__________. Journey to the Beginning (NY: Random House, 1958).

__________. China, Russia & the USA: Changing Relations in a Changing World (NY: Marzani & Munsell, 1962).

__________. Red China Today: The Other Side of the River (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970).

__________. The Long Revolution (NY: Random House, 1972).

__________. Edgar Snow's China: A Personal Account of the Chinese Revolution (NY: Random House, 1982).

__________. Edgar Snow's Journey South of the Clouds (ed. Robert M. Farnsworth; Columbia: U. Missouri, 1991).

Spence, Jonathan D. To Change China: Western Advisers in China, 1620-1960 (rev. ed.; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980).

Stilwell, Gen. Joseph W. The Stilwell Papers (NY: W. Sloane, 1948).

Stross, Randall E. The Stubborn Earth: American Agriculturalists on Chinese Soil, 1989-1937 (Berkeley: U. California, 1986).

Thaxton, Ralph A. Jr. Salt of the Earth: The Political Origins of Peasant Protest & Communist Revolution in China (Berkeley: U. California, 1997).

Thomsan, James C. Jr. While China Faced West. American Reformers in Nationalist China, 1928-1937 (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1969).

US Department of State. The China White Paper [8/49] (2nd ed.; Stanford: Stanford, 1968). Orig. title: US Relations with China, with Special Reference to the Period 1944-1949.

van Slyke, Lyman P. Enemies & Friends. The United Front in Chinese Communist History (Stanford: Stanford, 1968).

Wakeman, Frederic. Spymaster: Dai Li & the Chinese Secret Service (Berkley: U. of California, 2003).

Wales, Nym. Inside Red China (NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1939; & NY: Da Capo, 1979).

__________. China Builds for Democracy: A Story of Cooperative Industry (NY: Modern Age, 1941).

__________. The Chinese Labor Movement (NY: John Day, 1945).

__________. Red Dust: Autobiographies of Chinese Communists (Stanford: Stanford, 1952).

__________. Women in Modern China (The Hague: Mouton, 1967). 1920s-40s, built around biographies of ten outstanding women & personal experiences of the author

__________. My China Years: A Memoir (NY: Morrow, 1984).

Westad, Odd Arne. Decisive Encounters: The Chinese Civil War, 1945-1950 (Stanford: Stanford, 2003).

Wilson, Dick. When Tigers Fight (NY: Penguin, 1983). Military history of the Sino-Japanese War.

Wolf, Margery. The House of Lim: Study of a Chinese Farm Family (NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1968).

In the Library: Fiction

Chen, Yuan-tsung. The Dragon's Village: An Autobiographical Novel of Revolutionary China (NY, 1980).

Isaacs, Harold R. (ed.) Straw Sandals: Chinese Short Stories, 1918-1933 (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1974).

Malraux, André. The Conquerors. A Story of the Chinese Revolution in the Twenties (Boston, 1956).

She, Lao. The Yellow Storm (trans. Ida Pruitt; NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1951).

__________. Rickshaw. The Novel Lo-T'o Hsiang Tzu (Honolulu: U. Hawaii, 1979).

Smedley, Agnes. Daughter of Earth (NY: Coward-McCann, 1935; NY: Feminist, 1973).

Snow, Edgar (comp. & ed.) Living China: Modern Chinese Short Stories (NY: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1937).

Tong, Su. Rice (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1995). Novel of South China in the 1930s.

? (ed.) A Treasury of Modern Asian Stories

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"King of Masks" [1999], dir. Tian-Ming Wu, 91m. In video stores. An old street performer of the 1930s trains an apprentice.

"Pavilion of Women" [2001], dir. Yim Ho, 116m. In video stores. Based on Pearl Buck novel about East-West & gender relations in 1930s.

"Red Sorghum" [1987], dir. Zhang Yimou, 91m. In video stores. Matriarchal rural community resists Japanese invaders.

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