Australian Left Review

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The Long March


Jean Bailey


1984 marks the fiftieth anniversary of an event i which brought a new idiomatic phrase into the major languages of the world, an event which changed the history of Asia, an event which, to this day, determines actions of a people more numerous than those of Europe and the USA combined. This event was the Chinese Long March. Because our ties with China grow increas ingly s t ro n g it is important that we know what the Long March was, know something of its almost legendary happenings, something of its consequences both good and ill.



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