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Benton, Gregor

Overview
Works: 101 works in 376 publications in 1 language and 9,440 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gregor Benton
Wild lily, prairie fire : China's road to democracy, Yan'an to Tian'anmen, 1942-1989 by Gregor Benton( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregor Benton and Alan Hunter provide here a source book of documents of democratic dissent under Chinese Communism, most of them previously untranslated and difficult to find in the West. Ranging from eye-witness accounts of a massacre to theoretical critiques of Chinese Marxist thought, these essays are among the most powerful and important works of Chinese dissident literature written in this century. An extensive introduction maintains that the documents reveal a tradition of democratic thought and practice that traces its descent to the New Culture Movement of the 1910s and the founding g
Reporting the Chinese Revolution : the letters of Rayna Prohme by Baruch Hirson( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rayna Prohme and her husband Bill edited an English-language newspaper in Wuhan. Rayna's account of her intimate involvement in the Chinese Revolution brings to life the eventful Wuhan years of 1926-27, which shaped the revolution's course. Her letters illuminate from a personal angle the battle for China's future and include remarkable portraits of some of the people who shaped the Communist and Nationalist movements of the time." "The book consists of letters Prohme wrote to her closest friend and her husband. Her reporting brought her into contact with many major political figures including Madam Sun Yat-sen (a prominent figure in the opposition to Chiang Kai-shek) and Mikhail Borodin (a chief Soviet advisor in China)."--Jacket
Diasporic Chinese ventures : the life and work of Wang Gungwu by Gregor Benton( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays by and about Wang Gungwu brings together some of Wang's most recent and representative writing about the ethnic Chinese outside China giving the reader a deeper understanding of his views on migration, identity, nationalism and culture, all key issues in modern Asia's transformation. The book collects interviews, speeches and essays that illustrate the development and direction of Wang's scholarship on ethnic and diasporic Chinese."--BLACKWELL'S
Prophets unarmed : Chinese Trotskyists in revolution, war, jail, and the return from limbo by Gregor Benton( )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophets Unarmed is an authoritative sourcebook on the Chinese Communist Party's main early opposition. The Opposition's standpoints and proposals and its association with the democratic movement are not without relevance to China's present crisis of morals and authority
The Chinese in Britain, 1800-present : economy, transnationalism, identity by Gregor Benton( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets out the history of the Chinese in Britain from the angle of changes in their economic and social standing. By analysing their migration patterns, associational structures and paths of enterprise development, the book seeks to understand processes of identity formation among members of this community - and, by extension, of ethnic minorities in general."--Jacket
Mountain fires : the Red Army's three-year war in south China, 1934-1938 by Gregor Benton( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen Duxiu's last articles and letters, 1937-1942 by Duxiu Chen( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen Duxiu (1879-1942) founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921, after a revolutionary career in the movement that overthrew the Manchus and brought in the Republic. Between 1915 and 1919, he led the remarkable New Culture Movement that electrified student youth and laid the intellectual foundations for modern China. In 1929, he helped found the Chinese Trotskyist Opposition, which he then led. In 1932 he went to prison for seeking to overthrow the government. Between his release in 1937 and his death in 1942, he wrote the letters and articles collected in this volume
New Fourth Army : Communist resistance along the Yangtze and the Huai, 1938-1941 by Gregor Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his prizewinning Mountain Fires: The Red Army's Three-Year War in South China, 1934-1938, Gregor Benton traced the fate of the Communist rear guard that stayed behind when the Red Army set off on the Long March. After three bloody years, the survivors regrouped as the New Fourth Army, which later helped to drive the Nationalists from the mainland. In this sequel to Mountain Fires, Benton describes the first three years of this army, and its triangular war with the Nationalists and the Japanese
The Chinese in Europe by Gregor Benton( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Was Mao really a monster? : the academic response to Chang and Halliday's Mao, the unknown story by Gregor Benton( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Mao: The Unknown Story' by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to great fanfare. This book demonstrates that their portrayal of Mao is selective and inaccurate, and that although Mao did have many faults and was responsible for some disastrous policies, a much more balanced picture is needed
F : Hu Feng's prison years by Zhi Mei( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hu Feng, "counterrevolutionary" leader of a banned literary school, spent 25 years in Chinese Communist Party prison system. But back in the early days of Communist China he was among the party's chief literary theoreticians and critics - at least until factional infighting, and his short fuse, made him persona non grata among the establishment. His wife, Mei Zhi, shared incarceration for many years. 'F' is her account of that time, beginning 10 years after Hu Feng's initial arrest, as she navigates the party's Byzantine prison bureaucracy, searching for his whereabouts
Wild lilies : poisonous weeds : dissident voices from People's China( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese migrants and internationalism : forgotten histories, 1917-1945 by Gregor Benton( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon a huge range of contrasting source material, and including seven varied case studies, this book tells the story of the involvement of overseas Chinese in labour and social-revolutionary movements and internationalism
China's urban revolutionaries : explorations in the history of Chinese Trotskyism, 1921-1952 by Gregor Benton( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese Trotskyism was the most creative and influential opposition to emerge within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between its founding and its taking power in 1949. It included Chen Duxiu, founder and early leader of the CCP, whose ideas have inspired generations of Chinese youth, including those involved in the events of 1989. Many workers, writers, and veteran revolutionaries who had been alienated from the CCP after 1927 by the policies of Stalin and his Chinese followers were also drawn into the Trotskyist ranks."--BOOK JACKET. "This study traces the origins and history of Chinese Trotskyism from 1921 through 1952. Based on interviews, letters, archives, memoirs, and published and unpublished sources in many languages, it is organized thematically. Gregor Benton elucidates the complex and novel issues in clear and vigorous language, throwing new light on old questions concerning the Chinese Revolution and the nature of Maoism, as well as China's modern history."--BOOK JACKET. "The Chinese Trotskyists are worth studying both as powerful mirror to the official party and in their own right, as progenitors of today's tradition of democratic dissent. Their story will interest historians of modern China and of communism, as well as students of radical political movements everywhere."--BOOK JACKET
An oppositionist for life : memoirs of the Chinese revolutionary Zheng Chaolin by Chaolin Zheng( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hongkong crisis by Gregor Benton( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear China : emigrant letters and remittances, 1820-1980 by Gregor Benton( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Qiaopi is one of several names given to the 'silver letters' Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the diaspora in different parts of the world and different periods, and its ties to China. The qiaopi trade played a big part in making China transnational. This book, the first in English on qiaopi and on the origins, structure, and operations of the qiaopi trade, makes an important contribution to our understanding of modern Chinese history and to the comparative study of global migration"--Provided by publisher
The qiaopi trade and transnational networks in the Chinese diaspora by Huimei Zhang( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entangled loyalties : Qiaopi, Chinese community structures, and the state in Southeast Asia / Van Dongen Els -- Qiaopi and politics in modern China and the Chinese diaspora / Gregor Benton, Hong Liu, Huimei Zhang -- Migration and home remittances in the financial market connecting Southeast Asia and South China / Takeshi Hamashita -- Serving the national interest : the qiaopi industry, the Chinese post office, and the transnational practices of the state, 1937-1945 / Lane J. Harris -- The evolution of the qiaopi trade : a case study of the Tianyi firm / Junying Jia -- The operating modes of the qiaopi trade and impact on the qiaopiju : a case study of the oversea-Chinese banking corporation (OCBC) / Bozi Liu -- Sex scandals, gold mountain wives, and female roles in the siyi qiaoxiang : a study of the family letters of overseas Chinese in the republican era / Jin Liu -- Jinxin : the remittance trade and enterprising Chinese Australians, 1850-1916 / Mei-fen Kuo
Collected works by Karl Marx( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wild lily, prairie fire : China's road to democracy, Yan'an to Tian'anmen, 1942-1989
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Reporting the Chinese Revolution : the letters of Rayna ProhmeDiasporic Chinese ventures : the life and work of Wang GungwuThe Chinese in Britain, 1800-present : economy, transnationalism, identityMountain fires : the Red Army's three-year war in south China, 1934-1938Chen Duxiu's last articles and letters, 1937-1942New Fourth Army : Communist resistance along the Yangtze and the Huai, 1938-1941The Chinese in EuropeWas Mao really a monster? : the academic response to Chang and Halliday's Mao, the unknown storyChinese migrants and internationalism : forgotten histories, 1917-1945
Alternative Names
Benton, Greg 1944-

Languages
English (193)