The Chinese Communist Party (中共)

The Chinese Communist Party began as a small community of urban intellectuals sympathetic to Marxism. After it was brutally purged from the city of Shanghai, Mao Zedong advocated the idea of a peasant revolution given China's predominantly rural population. The party gained power in 1949 after defeating the Nationalists in the Civil War and implemented policies based on class struggle, industrialisation and the collectivisation of agriculture.


Lauren Walden