Anglo-Chinese Educational Institute
Pamphlets and documents about China in the Maoist Era
The Anglo-Chinese Education Institute was an organization which promoted the serious and sympathetic study of modern China, though its overall political perspective was never that of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Its three Trustees as of 1972 were Joseph Needham, the famous scholar of the development of science and technology in Chinese history; Joan Robinson, a prominent liberal Keynesian economist with sympathies for Maoist economics; and Mary Adams.
We believe that the ACEI was either the same organization, or else closely associated with, the “Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding” (SACU), which still exists and has a website at: http://www.sacu.org.uk/index.html. Further background about the SACU is available on the Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Anglo-Chinese_Understanding Of course, like most other “China friendship organizations” of that era, the political line of SACU has changed away from the serious revolutionary interest of the early years toward sympathy with the revisionist and then openly capitalist country that China turned into later.
Visitors to this web site, of course, are most interested in the early materials from the Maoist era. The ACEI published a series of interesting pamphlets on modern China, a journal called China Now, and in other ways promoted the study of Chinese society.
If you have access to other pamphlets or documents which can be scanned and posted here, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Modern China Series” of Pamphlets:
- China’s Economy, by Nicholas Brunner, Modern China Series No. 1. [Not yet available.]
- Hand and Brain in China and other essays, by Dr. Joseph Needham and others, Modern China Series No. 2, October 1971. Not available in the original ACEI pamphlet form, but available as a Far East Reporter reprint at: https://www.bannedthought.net/Magazines/FER/1972/FER-1972-HandAndBrainInChina.pdf
- China’s Social Policy, by Isaac Ascher. Pamphlet: Modern China Series No. 3, September 1972, 64 pages + cover. [This is the original edition; this pamphlet was later reissued in a revised edition which is not yet available to us.] PDF format [6,209 KB]
- Economic Management in China, by Joan Robinson. Pamphlet: Modern China Series No. 4. There were 3 editions of this pamphlet, the first in 1972, the second in 1975, and the third in 1976. We do not yet have the 3rd edition available. First Edition, 44 pages: PDF format [2,538 KB] Second Edition, 56 pages: PDF format [5,253 KB]
- Education in China, by Peter Mauger, Sylvia Mauger, William Edmonds, Roland Berger, Patrick Daly, and Valerie Marett, Modern China Series No. 5, January 1974, 84 pages. PDF format [24,203 KB]
- The Women’s Movement in China—a Selection of Readings (1949-1973), ed. by Elisabeth Croll, Modern China Series No. 6, 1974, 129 pages. PDF format [42,573 KB]
- Introduction to China, by Innes Herdan, Modern China Series No. 7, 1976, 60 pages. PDF format [17,370 KB]
- Health Care in China, including “The Mass Line” by Joshua Horn, and an “Annotated Bibliography” of books on health care in China, Modern China Series No. 8, 1976, 64 pages + cover. PDF Format [3,961 KB]; WinDjView format [15,119 KB]; The article by Joshua Horn is also available separately in HTML format at: http://www.massline.info/China/JHorn-ML.htm
- Reports From China — 1953-76, by Joan Robinson, 1977, 132 pages. PDF format [42,573 KB]
- Mao Tse-tung, Marxist, by David Fernbach, January 1978, 20 sheets (31 pages). PDF Format [18,164 KB]
- China’s World View, Modern China Series No. 10, 1979, 115 pages. This volume promotes the views in foreign affairs of the capitalist roaders who seized power in a coup d’état after Mao’s death, and focuses especially on their “Three Worlds Theory”. PDF format [36,205 KB]
China Now Journal:
- [Early issues will be posted here if we can obtain them.]
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