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Peasant Movements
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The peasant movements of the 1920s were among the first testing grounds of Communist propaganda. Even during the First United Front with the Guomindang (GMD) from 1923 to 1927, young Communist activists had by and large assumed leadership over the political work in the villages. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had under Chen Duxiu's leadership gradually prep…

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Christiansen, Flemming, “Peasant Movements”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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