T’Ang Leang-Li (Ed). Suppressing Communist Banditry in China. Shanghai: China United Press, 1934. China To-Day Series No. #1. Approx 25.5 x 17cm, pp. vii, 110, 46 b&w photographs, appendices, buff cloth covered boards with titling on top board and spine. Very Good. Lacks ffep, previous owner’s name in ink on half title, pages lightly age toned, pencil marks throughout (some emphatic), fore-edges of leaves gently nibbled towards the top. Loosely inserted: Article from The Australian about Chiang Kai-shek by Sinologist and historian Stanley Karnow, dated in ink 7/4/75.
This first volume in the China Today series covers the period 1919-1933, focussing in particular on the Origins of the Chinese Communist Party; the Period of Toleration; Period of Communist Proscription; Military Operations Against the Communist-Bandits; A Missionary’s Impressions of the Situation; Foreign Communist Activities; Communist Organiszation in China; Communism and the Labour Movement; and Land Policy of the National Government. Javanese-born series editor and politician T’Ang Leang-Li was arrested by Chiang Kai-shek’s National Government after the Wang Jingwei regime collapsed. In 1949 he returned to Indonesia and lived in Jakarta.
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