Graduation Year

Spring 2012

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Albert L. Park

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This work is intended to examine the history of the formation and breakdown of Comintern-CCP relations between 1921 and 1939. Achieving such an objective entails an analysis of Braun's experiences in China, with an emphasis on the events leading up to and including the Long March. Of particular interest is the shifting emphasis from political to military strategy as the source of internal conflict within the CCP. By chronicling the political shifts within the Party, the historical events, and the factors that resulted in the Comintern's fall from grace, it is hoped that the reader will come to better understand the role of Otto Braun and the Comintern amidst the chaos of civil war.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.