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East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976

Tom Buchanan


This book offers a complete, archive-based account of the relationship between China and the British Left, from the rise of modern Chinese nationalism to the death of Mao Tse tung. Beginning with the ‘Hands Off China’ movement of the mid-1920s, the book charts the mobilisation of British opinion in defence of China against Japanese aggression, 1931–45, and the role of the British left in relations with the People's Republic of China after 1949. It shows how this relationship was placed under stress by the growing unpredictability of Communist China, above all by the Sino-Soviet dispute and the ... More

Keywords: China, British Left, Labour Party, CPGB, Communism, internationalism, Mao Tse-tung

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199570331
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Buchanan, author
Reader in Modern History and Politics, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, and Fellow of Kellogg College