A Political Cartography
by Ralf Ruckus
Deutsch | English
This book has just been published by Pluto Press.
Please, see the publishers’ website on the book for more information.
You can also check the contents pages (pdf).
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Reviews, Articles, and Interviews
Extract – The website Ill Will documented an extract from the book The Left in China including the section “The CCP’s Anti-leftist record”: Mapping the Left in China (May 17, 2023).
Review – Charlie Hore wrote a review for the website rs21 on the books The Left in China and The Communist Road to Capitalism (April 19, 2023).
Extract – An abridged extract from the book The Left in China appeared in Jacobin: Chinese Workers Are Facing Escalating Repression (April 8, 2023).
Article – Ralf Ruckus talks discusses leftwing positions on China and the CCP: From False Socialism to Authoritarian Capitalism (March 26, 2023).
Interview – Ralf Ruckus speaks about the book’s topics: Leftwing Opposition, Feminism, and Repression in China (March 24, 2023).
Review – Rob Hoveman wrote a book review for the Socialist Worker website (March 9, 2023).
More contributions will be added.
Short book description
Tracing the history of left-wing, subversive, and oppositional forces in the People’s Republic of China over the last seventy years, Ralf Ruckus pulls back the curtain on Chinese politics.
He looks at the labor strikes in the 1950s, the rebel uprising during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, the democracy movements in the 1970s and 1980s, the struggles of urban and migrant workers since the 1990s and 2000s, and women’s forms of resistance until today. Each of these struggles inspired left-wing groups and movements that criticized or challenged the regime of the Chinese Communist Party, from Mao Zedong’s rule to the regime under Xi Jinping.
Is the country still socialist today, the Chinese Communist Party a left-wing organization, and the leadership indeed Marxist? The book sorts out the confusion by presenting the fascinating history of social movements and left politics in the People’s Republic up to the present day.