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China in revolt - Image 14. 1926?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3853/show/3798.

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Title China in revolt
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  • Communist International. Executive Committee
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  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1926?
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  • Communism
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  • China
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 64 pages; 15 cm
Original Item Location HX744.C441
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Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript peasantry in China. Comrade Mif believes that we ought at once to issue the slogan of the formation of Soviets, of peasant Soviets, in the open country. I believe that this is a mistake. Comrade Mif is in too great a hurry. It is out of the question to form Soviets in the country and to leave out the industrial centers in China. The question of organizing Soviets in the Chinese industrial centers, howeveT, has not yet been raised. Furthermore, we must not forget that the Soviets cannot be considered independently of their connection with the whole situation. It would only be possible to organize Soviets, let us say peasant Soviets, if China were passing through a period of a flourishing peasant movement which would break down the old power and create a new one, under the assumption that the. industrial centers of China had already broken down the barrier and entered on the phase of forming a soviet power. Can it be said that the Chinese peasantry or the Chinese revolution as a whole has already entered on this phase? No, it cannot be said. It is therefore trying to outpace evolution to speak of Soviets at the present time. At the present moment, we must not raise the question of Soviets, but of the formation of peasant committees; I mean committees, elected by the peasants, which are capable of formulating the fundamental demands of the peasantry and of taking all the necessary measures for realizing these demands by revolutionary methods. These peasant committees should form the axis round which the revolution in the village can unfold. I know that there are people amongst the adherents of the Kuomintang and even among the Chinese Communists who do not consider it possible to let loose the revolution in the village lest the enlistment of the peasantry in the revolution should disrupt the united front against imperialism. This is the greatest error. The anti-imperialist front in China will be all the stronger and more powerful the more quickly and thoroughly the Chinese peasantry is persuaded to join 12