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The Resource Red at heart : how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution, Elizabeth McGuire

Red at heart : how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution, Elizabeth McGuire

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Red at heart : how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution
Title
Red at heart
Title remainder
how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McGuire
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the 1920s thousands of Chinese revolutionaries set out for Soviet Russia. Once there, they studied Russian language and experienced Soviet communism, but many also fell in love, got married, or had children. In this they were similar to other people from all over the world who were enchanted by the Russian Revolution and lured to Moscow by it. The Chinese who traveled to live and study in Moscow in a steady stream over the course of decades were a key human interface between the two revolutions, and their stories show the emotional investment backing ideological, economic, and political change. After the Revolution, the Chinese went home, fought a war, and then, in the 1950s, carried out a revolution that was and still is the Soviet Union's most geopolitically significant legacy. They also sent their children to study in Moscow and passed on their affinities to millions of Chinese, who read Russia's novels, watched its movies, and learned its songs. If the Chinese eventually helped to lead a revolution that resembled Russia's in remarkable ways, it was not only because class struggle intensified in China, or because Bolsheviks arrived in China to ensure that it did. It was also because as young people, they had been captivated by the potential of the Russian Revolution to help them to become new people and to create a new China. Elizabeth McGuire presents an alternate narrative on the Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s by looking back to before the split to show how these two giant nations got together. And she does so on a very personal level by examining biographies of the people who experienced Sino-Soviet affairs most intimately: Chinese revolutionaries whose emotional worlds were profoundly affected by connections to Russia's people and culture"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/2510470904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS740.5.S65
LC item number
M38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Red at heart : how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution, Elizabeth McGuire
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. At Vova's -- Introduction: Serious romance -- Part I. First encounters, circa 1921. Emi's adventures: Changsha-Paris-Moscow -- Qu's quest: Tolstoy and the Trans-Siberian journey -- New youth, new Russians -- Part II. School crushes, 1920s. School dramas -- Shanghai University and the Comintern curriculum -- A crush on Russia: Qu's female protégés -- Chiang Kaishek's son in red wonderland -- Heartbreak: the demise of Qu -- Part III. Love affairs, 1930s-1940s. Kolia the Chinese -- Liza/Li: the agitator and the aristocrat -- Emi/Eva: the love affairs of a Sino-Soviet poet -- The legend of He Zizhen, Mao's wife in Moscow -- Sino-Soviet love children -- Part IV. Families, 1950s. Male metaphors -- Wang, Dasha, and Nastya: Russian romance redux -- Legitimate offspring: Chinese students in 1950s Moscow -- Female families: Liza's home, Eva's adventures -- Part V. Last kisses, 1960s and beyond. The split within : Sino-Soviet families under pressure -- Defiant romantics: ironies of cultural revolution -- Nostalgia: Wang's search -- Epilogue: At Yura's
Control code
ocn975270310
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780190640552
Lccn
2017008881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027594080
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Red at heart : how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution, Elizabeth McGuire
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. At Vova's -- Introduction: Serious romance -- Part I. First encounters, circa 1921. Emi's adventures: Changsha-Paris-Moscow -- Qu's quest: Tolstoy and the Trans-Siberian journey -- New youth, new Russians -- Part II. School crushes, 1920s. School dramas -- Shanghai University and the Comintern curriculum -- A crush on Russia: Qu's female protégés -- Chiang Kaishek's son in red wonderland -- Heartbreak: the demise of Qu -- Part III. Love affairs, 1930s-1940s. Kolia the Chinese -- Liza/Li: the agitator and the aristocrat -- Emi/Eva: the love affairs of a Sino-Soviet poet -- The legend of He Zizhen, Mao's wife in Moscow -- Sino-Soviet love children -- Part IV. Families, 1950s. Male metaphors -- Wang, Dasha, and Nastya: Russian romance redux -- Legitimate offspring: Chinese students in 1950s Moscow -- Female families: Liza's home, Eva's adventures -- Part V. Last kisses, 1960s and beyond. The split within : Sino-Soviet families under pressure -- Defiant romantics: ironies of cultural revolution -- Nostalgia: Wang's search -- Epilogue: At Yura's
Control code
ocn975270310
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780190640552
Lccn
2017008881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027594080
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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