China, Taiwan, and the Offshore Islands: Together with an Implication for Outer Mongolia and Sino-Soviet Relations

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APPENDIX

Excerpts from Mao Tse-tung ssu-hsiang wan-sui, Vol. II ( 1969)

The translation follows the characters of the original Chinese text fairly closely, and neither Mao nor the man who helped prepare the excerpts is responsible for the roughness. As the work of translation and analysis proceeded, the translator, a nonpolitical scholar versed in both Chinese and English literature, began to recognize that the material might have political implications and explicitly asked not to be acknowledged by name.--T.E.S.


A. Talk Opposing Right-Deviation and
Conservatism. December 6, 1955.

We should take advantage of this period of cessation of hostilities to speed up the tempo and accomplish our main task. This is the thinking of the Eighth Party Congress. If we can accomplish our main task of the transitional period ahead of schedule, the matter of the battlefield will not be difficult. It is most advantageous to have things done quickly so that we shall be in a better position to attack Taiwan if we have to. But it will be difficult if we don't fulfill our tasks of construction. (p. 26)


B. Talk at the Supreme State Conference.
September 5, 1958.

We have always had an optimistic viewpoint about the international situation. Later it was summarized as " East Wind prevails over West Wind." (p. 231)

The Americans are now practicing "working hard on every front"; in our area they even include Quemoy, Matsu, and several isles like the Tans and Tung-ting [this is said with contempt]; I am pleased to look at them now, he is now content [this could be said with great sarcasm]. He has entered our noose,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • I- The Analytical Framework 3
  • II- The Context Of Events 15
  • III- Propaganda And Action 34
  • Notes 44
  • IV- The Mutual Defense Treaty 49
  • V- Climax of the 1954-55 Taiwan Affair 66
  • VI- Continuing Confrontation 81
  • VII- Movement Toward Negotiation 95
  • VIII- Sequels 114
  • IX- Chinese Irredentism Vis-àvis the United States and the Soviet Union 140
  • Appendix 149
  • Bibliography 155
  • Index 163
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