Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung

Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Author: Mao Tse-Tung
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154350

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Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung, Volume II focuses on the thoughts of Mao Tse-Tung on revolution, communism, war tactics, national unity, and patriotism. The volume first discusses the policies, measures, and perspectives for resisting the invasion of Japan; mobilization of China's forces for victory in the war of resistance; and tasks following the establishment of Kuomintang-communist co-operation. The publication also takes a look at the situation and tasks in the anti-Japanese war following the fall of Shanghai and Taiyuan, including the opposition to class capitulationism and the relation between class and national capitulationism. The book examines the problems of strategy in the guerilla war against Japan and the establishment of base areas. Considerations include types and conditions for establishing base areas and expansion of base areas. The text also ponders on the role of the Chinese Communist Party in the national war, as well as patriotism and internationalism, party discipline and democracy, and expansion of the communist party and prevention of infiltration by enemy agents. The volume is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the philosophy of Mao Tse-Tung on communism, war, revolution, and patriotism.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    The Period of the War of Resistance Against Japan (I)

    Policies, Measures and Perspectives For Resisting the Japanese Invasion

    I. Two Policies

    II. Two Sets of Measures

    III. Two Perspectives

    IV. Conclusion

    For The Mobilization of All The Nation's Forces For Victory in the War of Resistance

    Combat Liberalism

    Urgent Tasks Following The Establishment of Kuomintang-Communist Co-Operation

    Interview With The British Journalist James Bertram

    The Communist Party of China and the War of Resistance

    The War Situation and Its Lessons

    The Eighth Route Army in the War of Resistance

    Capitulationism in the War of Resistance

    Democracy and the War of Resistance

    The Situation and Tasks in the Anti-Japanese War After the Fall of Shanghai and Taiyuan

    I. The Present Situation Is One of Transition From A War of Partial Resistance yo A War of Total Resistance

    II. Capitulationism Must be Combated Both Inside the Party and Throughout the Country

    Proclamation by the Government of the Shensi-Kansuningsia Border Region and the Rear Headquarters of the Eighth Route Army

    Problems of Strategy in Guerrilla War Against Japan

    Chapter I Why Raise The Question of Strategy in Guerrilla War?

    Chapter II The Basic Principle of War Is To Preserve Oneself and Destroy the Enemy

    Chapter III Six Specific Problems of Strategy in Guerrilla War Against Japan

    Chapter IV Initiative, Flexibility and Planning in Conducting Offensives within the Defensive, Battles of Quick Decision Within Protracted War, and Exterior-Line Operations Within Interior-Line Operations

    Chapter V Co-Ordination With Regular Warfare

    Chapter VI The Establishment of Base Areas

    Chapter VII The Strategic Defensive and the Strategic Offensive in Guerrilla War

    Chapter VIII Development of Guerrilla War Into Mobile War

    Chapter IX The Relationship of Command

    On Protracted War

    Statement of the Problem

    The Basis of the Problem

    Refutation of the Theory of National Subjugation

    Compromise Or Resistance? Corruption Or Progress?

    The Theory of National Subjugation Is Wrong and the Theory of Quick Victory Is Likewise Wrong

    Why A Protracted War?

    The Three Stages of the Protracted War

    A War of Jig-Saw Pattern

    Fighting For Perpetual Peace

    Man's Dynamic Role in War

    War and Politics

    Political Mobilization For The War of Resistance

    The Object of War

    Offense within Defense, Quick Decisions Within A Protracted War, Exterior Lines Within Interior Lines

    Initiative, Flexibility and Planning

    Mobile Warfare, Guerrilla Warfare and Positional Warfare

    War of Attrition and War of Annihilation

    The Possibilities of Exploiting The Enemy's Mistakes

    The Question of Decisive Engagements in the Anti-Japanese War

    The Army and the People Are The Foundation of Victory


    The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War

    Patriotism and Internationalism

    Communists Should Set An Example in the National War

    Unite The Whole Nation and Combat Enemy Agents in Its Midst

    Expand The Communist Party and Prevent Infiltration By Enemy Agents

    Maintain Both The United Front and the Independence of the Party

    Consider The Situation As A Whole, Think in Terms of the Majority, and Work Together With Our Allies

    Cadres Policy

    Party Discipline

    Party Democracy

    Our Party Has Consolidated Itself and Grown Strong Through the Struggle On Two Fronts

    The Present Struggle On Two Fronts


    Unity and Victory

    The Question of Independence and Initiative within the United Front

    Help and Concessions Should Be Positive, Not Negative

    The Identity Between The National and the Class Struggle

    "Everything Through The United Front" Is Wrong

    Problems of War and Strategy

    I. China's Characteristics and Revolutionary War

    Ii. The War History of the Kuomintang

    Iii. The War History of the Chinese Communist Party

    Iv. Changes in the Party's Military Strategy in the Civil War and the National War

    V. The Strategic Role of Guerrilla Warfare Against Japan

    VI. Pay Great Attention To The Study of Military Matters

    The May 4th Movement

    The Orientation of the Youth Movement

    Oppose Capitulationist Activity

    The Reactionaries Must be Punished

    Interview With A New China Daily Correspondent On the New International Situation

    Interview With Three Correspondents From The Central News Agency, The Sao Tang Pao and the Hsin Min Pao

    The Identity of Interests Between The Soviet Union and All Mankind

    Introducing the Communist

    The Current Situation and the Party's Tasks

    Recruit Large Numbers of Intellectuals

    The Chinese Revolution and the Chinese Communist Party

    Chapter I Chinese Society

    Chapter II The Chinese Revolution

    Stalin, Friend of the Chinese People

    In Memory of Norman Bethune

    On New Democracy

    I. Whither China?

    II. We Want To Build A New China

    III. China's Historical Characteristics

    IV. The Chinese Revolution Is Part of the World Revolution

    V. The Politics of New Democracy

    VI. The Economy of New Democracy

    VII. Refutation of Bourgeois Dictatorship

    VIII. Refutation of "Left" Phrase-Mongering

    IX. Refutation of the Die-Hards

    X. The Three People's Principles, Old and New

    XI. The Culture of New Democracy

    XII. The Historical Characteristics of China's Cultural Revolution

    XIII. The Four Periods

    XIV. Some Wrong Ideas About The Nature of Culture

    XV. A National, Scientific and Mass Culture

    Overcome The Danger of Capitulation and Strive For A Turn For The Better

    Unite All Anti-Japanese Forces and Combat The Anticommunist Die-Hards

    Ten Demands On The Kuomintang

    Introducing The Chinese Worker

    We Must Stress Unity and Progress

    New-Democratic Constitutional Government

    On The Question of Political Power in the Anti-Japanese Base Areas

    Current Problems of Tactics in the Anti-Japanese United Front

    Freely Expand The Anti-Japanese Forces and Resist the Onslaughts of the Anti-Communist Die-Hards

    Unity to the Very End

    On Policy

    Order and Statement On The Southern ANHWEI Incident

    Order of the Revolutionary Military Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

    Statement by the Spokesman of the Revolutionary Military Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to A Correspondent of the Hsinhua News Agency

    The Situation After The Repulse of the Second Anticommunist Onslaught

    Conclusions On The Repulse of the Second Anticommunist Onslaught

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  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154350

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