It is the purpose of this work to provide an integrated analytical framework that will serve as a guide to further study of the vast and complex subject of Chinese Communist politics. The outpouring of materials from U.S., Soviet, Chinese Communist, and Chinese Nationalist sources in recent years has greatly enriched our fund of knowledge about China. For the historian of Chinese politics the new data have provided answers to hitherto unresolved problems and raised questions about seemingly settled issues. Although it is now possible to piece together the main outlines of the struggle for power in China, obviously no single volume can presume to encompass all aspects of the story.
The Origin and Development of Chinese Communism, 1917-1941, The "Soviet" Experiment, 1927-1931, Defeat in Kiangsi, 1931-1934, The American Experience in China, 1941-1949, The Sino-Soviet Relationship, 1949-1968, The Evolution of U.S.-China Relations, 1969-1980.