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Sources: PRC Documentary Collections (English Language)

July 24, 2010
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Brandt, Conrad, Benjamin Isadore Schwartz, and John King Fairbank. A documentary history of Chinese communism. Cambridge,: Harvard University Press, 1952.

Translations of selected documents with commentary, 1921-1950. Contains an annotated bibliography with information on library holdings. N.B. Some texts listed as unavailable are now available.

Hinton, Harold C. The People’s Republic of China, 1949-1979: a documentary survey. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1980.

A multivolume compilation of translated political documents, with notes. Documents include speeches, law codes, and treaty texts.

Hinton, Harold C. The People’s Republic of China, 1979-1984: a documentary survey. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1986.

A continuation of the 1980 volume above.

Wilbur, C. Martin, and Julie Lien-ying How. Missionaries of revolution: Soviet advisers and Nationalist China, 1920-1927. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.

The first half of the book is historical writing on Soviet advisors in China. The second half contains translations of eighty-one documents by early Chinese Communists and Russian advisers from a much larger collection seized in the 1927 raid by Chinese police on the Soviet Military Attache’s office in Beijing. Topics include women, students, Chinese history, labor, peasants, military, and political organization, to name a few. Another edition of the book with fewer documents and a different organizational structure was published in 1956.

Hsiao, Tso-liang. The land revolution in China, 1930-1934; a study of documents. University of Washington, Far Eastern and Russian Institute, Publications on Asia, no. 18. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969.

Translated documents on land policy in the Jiangxi Soviet period.


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