The ideology of the chinese communist party
The Early Years
"The CCP could not have been formed without the example of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik), the CPSU (B) which is more commonly known as either the CPSU, or just the Bolsheviks." -Michael Dillon
"Li Dazhao, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party, declared in 1918: ‘The victory of Bolshevism is the victory of the new spirit of enlightenment that all mankind can share in the twentieth century."-Rana Mitter
The JianGXI Soviet
- As a direct result of the break up of the First United Front and the subsequent White Terror the CCP fled to the Jiangxi province to regroup
- Mao emerged as the leader of the party
- His ideology developed to stress the revolutionary role of the peasant rather than the proletariat
- This was a big difference from orthodox Marxism, which saw the proletariat as the main driving force in the revolution
- Mao's ideology also included focusing on guerilla warfare against the nationalists
- Land reform was introduced in the areas the CCP controlled
- Mao was replaced as leader by Li Lisan in 1930, who led a change in policy from guerilla warfare to attacking the cities.
- This was a failure and Li Lisan was replaced in 1931.
- Li Lisan was replaced by a group called the 28 Bolsheviks