Harnessing the Whirlwind
  • David Marr
Part of the Macmillan Asian Histories Series book series


Responding to Communist Party exhortations, tens of thousands of Vietnamese peasants took to the roads on 1 May 1930 to demonstrate against corvée, high taxes and exhorbitant land rents. They also demanded redistribution of communal property held by local officials and suspension of debt repayments. And they expressed solidarity with the hundreds of urban workers and intellectuals who had been jailed in previous months.


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