Talk:Anarchism in China

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"Anarchist beheadings"[edit]

I noticed there is a picture that claims to depict the execution of an anarchist in the 1920's, but no source is given, and no explanation is given as to who is carrying out this execution. It seems likely to be a false photo (or doesn't depict what it claims it depicts). Even the comment that goes along with this photo is shady:

"depicting a Chinese anarchist being beheaded, sometime in the 1920s." Any photograph like this should have source information and a date, not a vague speculation by the poster. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.200.236.246 (talk) 17:45, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. I am removing. I researched this image and found that it actually has nothing to do with anarchism. It is a photo from the World War II period, depicting a Japanese solider beheading a prisoner of war. (Source: http://tangzongsongzuyuan.blog.163.com/blog/static/1082602812010115113738269/). The claim that Chinese communists beheaded political opponents in the 1920s (a time when both Chinese anarchists and communists were being massacred by the GMD in the failed insurrections of Shanghai and other places) using Japanese samurai swords is truly bizarre. It is a sign that significant sections of this article may be falsified. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.200.236.246 (talk) 01:19, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Someone Add this ^_^[edit]

I don't have time right now, but here is something rather interesting that i think should definitely be included in this page

http://big5.china.com.cn/book/txt/2005-11/23/content_6039015.htm

according to this page, Mao himself was an anarchist.. or, at least, were heavily influenced by anarchism... prime minster chou en lai was also an anarchist.. in fact, out of the 50 representatives present in China's the first people's congress, 22 were anarchists...

(i consider the source pretty solid... china.com.cn is firmly under the control of the communist party, they really have nothing to gain by making up stuff like that) if anything they would probably want to cover it up...

Philosophy.dude 01:44, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

@Philosophy Dude Mao and many of the other early communist officials started out as Anarchists or were educated in Anarchist schools, a fact that is discussed in the article. They explicitly rejected Anarchism, however, when they joined the CCP as doing so was a pre-requisite for joining and the CCP-run communist government ruthlessly hunted down and murdered hundreds of thousands of Anarchists once in power. So no, they were not anarchists. They were self-described Marxists who explicitly opposed Anarchism. ~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.68.169.132 (talk) 23:26, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


Uh, this seems like a fork from Chinese anarchism. Can we define a scope? John Riemann Soong 06:02, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, this should be gotten rid of and replaced... I'm going to put up a RfD. Supersheep 22:23, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Should have made that more clear. Chinese anarchism should be here and part of the anarchism sidebar. Supersheep 22:26, 22 August 2006 (UTC)



There is a reference to Autonomous Beijing in the article, but I can find no reference to their existence anywhere, do/did they actually exist? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.46.25.42 (talk) 22:25, August 20, 2007 (UTC)

Associated Articles[edit]

I am going to try to add additional associated pages. At present there are only three listed entires under Chinese anarchists and I think none of the groups have pages. Any help would be gratefully received. --Sentryward (talk) 06:51, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Sentryward -- hope you are still interested. Stamboliyski has created several new pages, as have I, which you can see in the links to this page. This Anarchism in China article could use some work, especially in supplying the sources, and the red links could be turned into articles. I added material on the National Labor University (Laodong Daxue) in Shanghai on the Li Shizeng article, but not an article on it.
The old Scalapino/Yu article is a good general source, and I'll add it to the bibliography here. Sure, it's outdated in relation to Dirlik, Zarrow et al, but still very useful partly because it mentions the major people and themes, usually with enough detail for most purposes, but also because it's available for free online, which is good for many readers who don't have access to a major library. Cheers ch (talk) 19:29, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
ch Its very much on the back-burner, but I have the intention to come back on to it. I have the appropriate books, but not had the chance to read them yet and having been absent for awhile I will need to refamilarise myself with editing.--Sentryward (talk) 22:01, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Just finished Women's Rights Recovery Association, and created a category for Chinese anarchist organizations. I think this whole subject has great potential. I own "Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution", and sources online are fairly plentiful, so this should be nice. Stamboliyski (talk) 22:11, 17 November 2014 (UTC)