Ideological Rivalries: The Blue Shirts and the “CC” Clique

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234079
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928763 | DOI:
Ideological Rivalries: The Blue Shirts and the “CC” Clique

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This chapter examines ideological rivalries between the Blue Shirts Society and Chiang Kai-shek's CC clique. It explains that by competing with the CC clique for control over the new instruments of print capitalism, the Blue Shirts departed from the brief that they had been given by Chiang Kai-shek to concern themselves mainly with public security and police affairs. It also discusses the expansion of Deng Wenyi's publishing company Give Us a Lift Bookshop into a chain of stores that distributed Chiang loyalists' publications in Nanjing, Hankou, Nanchang, Changsha, Guiyang, and other cities.

Keywords: Blue Shirts Society; CC clique; Chiang Kai-shek; print capitalism; public security; police affairs; Deng Wenyi; Give Us a Lift Bookshop

Chapter.  5465 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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