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Since his return from Moscow to Yan’an, known as the Red Capital in
China, Kang Sheng realised that there were basically two tasks of
revolution, one being military revolution and the other, punishing the
counterrevolutionaries, the first one being against the external and the
second one, the internal, particularly those who were hiding inside the
Party. As his return to Yan’an coincided with Stalin’s Great Purge, he
was consciously aware of what he was facing after his return. Mao had
recently established his personal prestige within the Party despite the
existence of quite a number of Trotskyists (based on Trotsky, one of
the founders of the Soviet Red Army but who was removed by Stalin
because of his opposition to the latter’s totalitarianism) and, for this
reason, he deemed it his duty to establish his absolute power similar to
Stalin’s. If Mao were China’s Lenin, Kang would like to become China’s
Dzerzhinski (first head of the Cheka, a secret service organisation after
the October revolution in the Soviet Union). (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Southerly The Long Apprenticeship vol. 77 no. 2 2017 12910210 2017 periodical issue

     'This issue of Southerly captures a snapshot of Australian writing today. Stories from writers just starting out on their long apprenticeship are placed side-by-side work from Australia’s finest essayists, writers and poets. This rich and expansive issue asks what it means to write in a contemporary Australia fraught with inequality, divisiveness, and the unrelenting exploitation of country. In a special collaboration with Sydney Story Factory, which runs workshops for young and marginalised writers, this issue of Southerly includes short stories that demonstrate the vibrancy and the vision of Australia’s up-and-coming writers. Including essays from Caroline Lefevre and John Kinsella, poetry from Kevin Hart, and much, much more, ‘The Long Apprenticeship’, is an issue comprising, as ever, the best in Australian writing.' (Editorial)


    pg. 211-221
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