Demchugdongrub, Demuchukedonglupu Zishu; Neimenggu Wenshi Ziliao, Di Shisan Ji (Autobiography of Demchugdongrub; vol. 13 of the Inner Mongolian literary and historical materials) (Huhhot: Neimenggu Wenshi Shudian, 1984), 1- 15; ...
In this pathbreaking book, Xiaoyuan Liu establishes the ways in which the history of the Chinese Communist Party was, from the Yanâ€™an period onward, intertwined with the ethnopolitics of the Chinese â€śperiphery.â€ť As a Han-dominated party, the CCP had to adapt to an inhospitable political environment, particularly among the Hui (Muslims) of northwest China and the Mongols of Inner Mongolia. Based on a careful examination of CCP and Soviet Comintern documents only recently available, Liuâ€™s study shows why the CCP found itself unable to follow the Russian Bolshevik precedent by inciting separatism among the non-Han peoples as a stratagem for gaining national power. Rather than swallowing Marxist-Leninist dogma on â€śthe nationalities question,â€ť the CCP took a position closer to that of the Kuomintang, stressing the inclusiveness of the Han-dominated Chinese nation, â€śZhongua Minzu.â€ť