New from Haymarket - PROPHETS UNARMED: CHINESE TROTSKYISTS IN REVOLUTION, WAR, JAIL, AND THE THE RETURN FROM LIMBO

11th Aug, 2017

PROPHETS UNARMED: CHINESE TROTSKYISTS IN REVOLUTION, WAR, JAIL, AND THE THE RETURN FROM LIMBO

GREGOR BENTON

 

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK FROM HAYMARKET BOOKS

 

Prophets Unarmed is an authoritative sourcebook on the Chinese Communist Party’s main early opposition, the Chinese Trotskyists. Opposed from Moscow by Stalin, and by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in China, the Trotskyists were China’s most persecuted political party. Though harassed nearly out of existence their standpoints and proposals—reproduced here—are not without relevance to China’s present political moment. Drawing on dozens of oral history interviews with survivors, this study of Chinese Trotskyism is exhaustive and groundbreaking.

 

GREGOR BENTON is a Research Professor at Nanyang Technological University. His books include Mountain Fires, honored by the University of California Press as a ‘special book in Asian studies’ and by the Association of Asian Studies as the Best Book on Modern China. His translation of Hu Feng’s Prison Years won the English Pen Award.

 

ISBN: 9781608465545 / $55 / £48.99 / Paperback / 1269 pages

 

Available direct from Haymarket Books’ website at http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Prophets-Unarmed  with a 30% discount and free shipping for US customers for orders over $25.

 

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