Red God: Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932 (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Red God: Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894-1932 (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Xiaorong Han


The occupation of communist innovative Wei Baqun, certainly one of China’s “three nice peasant leaders” and guy of the southern frontier.
Robin Hood–style innovative Wei Baqun is usually defined as certainly one of China’s “three nice peasant leaders,” along Mao Zedong and Peng Pai. In his domestic county of Donglan, the place he begun organizing peasants within the early Nineteen Twenties, Wei Baqun got here to be thought of a demigod after his death—a communist progressive with supernatural powers. a lot legend has grown up round this interesting determine that it really is tricky to grasp the reality from the story. featuring Wei Baqun’s existence in gentle of interactions among his local people and the chinese language state, Red God is prepared round the trips he made of his multiethnic frontier county to significant towns the place he picked up principles, equipment, and contacts, and round the 3 revolts he introduced again domestic. Xiaorong Han explores the congruencies and conflicts of neighborhood, nearby, and nationwide forces at play in the course of Wei Baqun’s lifetime whereas interpreting his function as a hyperlink among his Zhuang humans and the Han majority, among the village and the town, and among the outer edge and the center.

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