The Selected Works of Dang Xiaoping (Volume I) contains forty-threc important articles and speeches by Deng Xiaoping from 1938 to 1965, which reflect his important contributions in military affairs, politics, economics and the Party building during the historical periods of the War of Resistance Against Japan, the War of Liberation and seventeen years following the founding of thePeople's Republic of China. .
Under extremdy arduous conditions during the period of the War of Resistance Against Japan (1937-1945), Deng Xiaoping shouldered the responsibility for leading the base areas of resistance against Japan behind the enemy lines in north China. In the nine works of this period included in this volume, he writes about the principles of the leadership and working methods of the Party, the economic development in the anti-Japanese base areas, and the organization work and the policies and strategies in the enemy-occupied areas, etc.
During the period of the War of Liberation (1945-1949), Deng Xiaoping, together with Liu Bocheng, Chen Yi, Su Yu and others, led the People's Liberation Army against the KMT troops in many key battles. In the seven works of this period contained in this volume, he explains the strategic principles and deployment for the advance to the Central Plains, the establishment .of base areas in the Dabie Mountains and the fight for Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. In this period, he also made policies and strategies concerning land reform and Party consolidation in the new liberated areas in the Central plains. The Central Committee of the Communist Party believed that these policies could be universally applied to all new liberated areas and played a part in the formation of policies in the early period after the founding of new China. ..
During the 17 years (1949-1965) after the founding of new China, Deng Xiaoping held leading posts in the Party, government and army in southwest China in the first three years. Seven works from the three years have been included in this volume, concerning the work strategy, journalism, united front, city work and land reform in the new liberated areas. After he was transferred to the Central Government and participated in the leading work of the Party and Government, he emphasized the building of the party in power, expounded on the policies and principles of the nation's financial work and stressed that the main task for the future is continuing the country's construction, as well as the guiding ideology for this task. Twenty works of this period have been collected in this volume.
The views and theories of Deng Xiaoping are a component part of Mao Zedong Thought. The publication of the Selected Works of Den& Xiaoping (Volume I) will be of great significance to the study of the history of the Communist Party of China and will help readers understand the policy of reform and opening to the outside world in contemporary China. ...
MOBILIZE NEW RECRUITS AND CONDUCT POLITICAL WORK AMONG THEM (January 12, 1938) .
THE PARTY AND THE ANTI-JAPANESE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT (April 15, 1941)
THE PRINCIPLES, TASKS AND ORIENTATION FOR CULTURAL WORK IN THE 129TH DMSION (May 1941)
IN CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF COMRADE LIU BOCHENG (December 15, 1942)
A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ENEMY OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS (January 26, 1943)
ORGANIZATIONAL WORK AND APPLICATION OF POLICY IN ENEMY-OCCUPIED AREAS (January 26, 1943)
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BASE AREAS AND THE MASS MOVEMENT (February 20, 1943)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE TAIHANG AREA (July 2, 1943)
SPEECH AT THE MOBILIZATION MEETING ON RECTIFICATION IN THE PARTY SCHOOL OF THE NORTHERN BUREAU (November I0, 1943)
BUILD STABLE BASE AREAS IN THE DABIE MOUNTAINS (August 27, 1947)
THE SITUATION FOLLOWING OUR TRIUMPHANT ADVANCE TO THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND OUR FUTURE POLICIES AND STRATEGY (April 25, 1948)
CARRY OUT THE PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE'S DIRECTIVE ON THE WORK OF LAND REFORM AND OF PARTY CONSOLIDATION (June 6, 1948)
SOME SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING OUR ENTRY INTO NEW AREAS IN THE FUTURE (August 24, 1948)
OUTLINE PLAN FOR THE NANJING-SHANGHAI-HANGZHOU CAMPAIGN (March 31, 1949)
BREAK THE BLOCKADE IMPOSED BY THE IMPERIALISTS (july 19, 1949)
FROM THE CROSSING OF THE YANGTZE TO THE CAPTURE OF SHANGHAI (August 4, 1949)
TACTICS FOR WORKING IN THE NEW AREA OF GUIZHOU (November 12, 1949)
REPORT DELIVERED AT A CONFERENCE ON THE PRESS IN SOUTH- WEST CHINA (May 16, 1950)
OVERCOME THE CURRENT UNHEALTHY TENDENCIES IN THE PARTY ORGANIZATIONS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA (June 6, 1950)
THE QUESTION OF MINORITY-NATIONALrrIEs IN THE SOUTH- WEST (July 21, 1950)
OUTLINE FOR THE REPORT AT THE MEETING ON URBAN WORK CONVENED BY THE SOUTHWEST BUREAU OF THE CPC CENTRAL COMMITTEE (December 21, 1950)
THE ENTIRE PARTY SHOULD ATTACH MORE IMPORTANCE TO UNITED FRONT WORK (March 26, 1951)..
AGRARIAN REFORM IN SOUTHWEST CHINA AND OUR EXPERIENCE (May 9, 1951)
SIX PRINCIPLES FOR FINANCIAL WORK (January 13, 1954)
THE OVERALL SITUATION SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN LOCAL FINANCIAL WORK (January 25, 1954)
CONCEIT AND' COMPLACENCY ARE THE ARCHENEMY OF UNITY (February 6, 1954)
RUN OUR SCHOOLS WELL AND TRAIN CADRES (july 9, 1954)
REPORT ON THE REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA (September 16, 1956)
INTEGRATE M. ARXISM-LENINISM WITH THE CONCRETE CONDITIONS OF CHINA (November 17, 1956)
OUR CHIEF TASK AHEAD IS BUILDING UP THE COUNTRY (April 8, 1957)
THE COMMUNIST PARTY MUST ACCEPT SUPERVISION (April 8, 1957)
CONGRATULATORY SPEECH DELIVERED AT THE THIRD NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE NEW-DEMOCRATIC YOUTH LEAGUE OF CHINA (May 15, 1957)
EDUCATION SHOULD BE MADE UNIVERSAL AND EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS RAISED (April 7, 1958)
CORRECTLY DISSEMINATE MAO ZEDONG THOUGHT (March 25, 1960)
ENCOURAGE THOROUGH AND METICULOUS WORK (October 23, 1961)
PROMOTE LARGE NUMBERS OF YOUNG TECHNICIANS (November 23, 1961)
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ACCOMPLISH OUR DAY-TO-DAY WORK (December 27, 1961)
SPEECH DELIVERED AT AN ENLARGED WORKING CONFERENCE OF THE PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE (February 6, 1962)
MEASURES FOR OVERCOMING OUR PRESENT DIFFICULTIES (May 11, 1962)
RESTORE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION (July 7, 1962)
QUESTIONS CONCERNING CADRES OF THE PARTY IN POWER (November 29, 1962)
BE REALISTIC AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE (August 20, 1963)
BUILD A MATURE AND COMBAT-EFFECTIVE PARTY (June and December,1965)