Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080229812, 9781483154350

Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung

1st Edition

Volume 2

Authors: Mao Tse-Tung
eBook ISBN: 9781483154350
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 472
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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


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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