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The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party

Ishikawa Yoshihiro

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November, 2012
Cloth, 520 pages, Halftones: 11,
ISBN: 978-0-231-15808-4
$55.00 / £38.00

Introduction to the English Edition (2010)

Introduction (2001)

Akutagawa Ry?nosuke Meets a Chinese Communist in Shanghai

Catalysts to the Founding of a Chinese Communist Party

1. The Reception of Marxism in China

New Thought Trends in China at the Time of the May Fourth Movement

The Propagation of Marxism in Beijing

The Propagation of Marxism in Shanghai

The Propagation of Bolshevik Texts and the Emergence of New Ideas from Without

2. Soviet Russia

Unknown “Secret Emissaries”

Voitinsky’s Activities

The “Bogus” Chinese Communist Party

3. Toward the Formation of the Chinese Communist Party

Movement Leading to the Formation of the Communist Party in Shanghai

Communist Groups in Other Chinese Cities

The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party: “The Chinese Communist Party Manifesto” and “Report to the Comintern”

4. The First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Preparations for Convening a National Party Congress

The Opening of the Party National Congress

Young Party Members: Shi Cuntong as a Student in Japan


Appendix 1. Chinese Translations from Japanese of Works on Socialism

Appendix 2. Explanation of Texts Concerning Chinese Socialism

Appendix 3. Shi Cuntong’s Deposition






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About the Author

Ishikawa Yoshihiro completed his graduate work at Kyoto University and is now an associate professor at its Institute for Research in Humanities. He has also taught at Kobe University. In addition to his research on the early Chinese Communist Party, he has followed the emergence of the social sciences in China and is currently investigating socialist culture in post-1949 China. Joshua A. Fogel studied at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Kyoto University. He has taught at Harvard University and at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is Canada Research Chair in the History Department at York University. Among many other works, he is the author, most recently, of Articulating the Sinosphere: Sino-Japanese Relations in Space and Time and the translator of Inoue Yasushi’s The Blue Wolf: A Novel of the Life of Chinggis Khan.

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