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The Comintern (CI), founded in Moscow in March 1919, conceived itself as the party of the world revolution. Its task was the "organization of revolutionary mass movements against capitalism" (Stalin, 1925). The parties associated with the Comintern were subject to Moscow's directives, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was officially associated with the CI since 1922. From the beginning of the 1920s through the 1940s, the Comintern had a direct influence on the Communist movement in China. The CI assisted this movement in organization, s…

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Felber, Roland, “Comintern”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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