Mao's Road to Power: The New Stage (August 1937-1938) by Mao Tse Tung, Stuart R. Schram, Zedong Mao, Nancy Jane Hodes

By Mao Tse Tung, Stuart R. Schram, Zedong Mao, Nancy Jane Hodes

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One particularly striking instance of this can be found toward the end of section 1, par. D. of Chapter 3 of "On Dialectical Materialism," where a citation from an essay by Su Dongpo seen by Mao as illustrating the relationship between the universality and the particularity of contradiction has been removed and a passage from Stalin's Foundations of Leninism inserted instead. A brief summary of the main points of originality in Mao's treatment of the subject of contradictions can be found in Shi Zhongquan's article cited above.

The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party: Documents andAnolysis, 1920-1949. E. Sharpe, 1996, PP· 771-73. ). For extracts from Chiang's statement calling for a War of Resistance, see the text of July 23, 1937, in Volume V, pp. 704-5. 34. " 35. See below, his two telegrams to Zhu De and others, including Lin Biao. C 36. For a brief but very clear assessment of this battle, see the Cambridge History of hma (hereafter CHOC), Vol. 13, pp. 63~0. 37. For Mao's own assessment at the time, see his telegram of October I, 1937.

The situation was not at all the same as during the Civil War period, and the Red Army should not concentrate its forces for battle as it had in the past. 32 On September 25, Mao asserted that the declaration of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party dated July 15, 1937, which had finally been released by the Guomindang authorities, would not only provide the basis for unity between the Communist Party and the Guomindang, but would define the basic orientation of the grand national unity of the people of the whole counlry.

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