2) The Sneevliet Archives, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam. One section of this archive covers the period of time that Sneevliet (Maring) spent working for the Comintern in Moscow and in China. The most important materials are Sneevliet’s reports to the Comintern on the situation in China, the relationship between the CCP and the GMD, and the state of affairs within the party. In addition, there are interesting notes on key events either made by Sneevliet himself of for Sneevliet by his interpreters. Of particular interest in this respect are the notes concerning the Third Party Congress. The archives are entirely open. The most important materials concerning Sneevliet’s period in China are published in Tony Saich, The Origins of the First United Front in China. The Role of Sneevliet (Alias Maring).
3) The Archives of the Bureau of Investigation, Taibei, Taiwan. These archives contain materials captured by the GMD and taken to Taiwan after 1949. There is a wealth of documentation concerning CCP activities underground during the late-twenties and early- thirties and also on the base areas. These sets of documents were captured by the invading GMD armies. Finally, there are complete sets of party newspapers and periodicals that contain articles about the CCP, the Comintern or that transmit its decisions. The archives are now completely open for researchers.
b) Contemporary CCP Newspapers and Magazines
Below the most important CCP journals and newspapers are listed for the period covered in this essay.
Balujun junzheng zazhi (Military and Political Journal of the Eighth Route Army). Began publication on 15 January 1939 and ceased publication on 25 March 1942. It was the organ of the General Political Office of the Eighth Route Army.
Buersheweike (The Bolshevik). Began publication in Shanghai on 24 October 1927 as the organ of the CCP CC. Originally, it was a weekly but changed to a bi-monthly and finally a monthly. It was a secret journal, and it ceased publishing in July 1932.
Dangbao (The Party Paper). The CCP’s first internal party paper. It began publication on 30 November 1923 with an unspecified publication regularity. It is unclear when it ceased publication, but one issue appeared on 1 June 1924.
Douzheng (Struggle). A weekly that began publication in February 1933 as the organ of the Central Bureau, it was widely disseminated among the base areas. Issue 73 was published on 30 September 1934.
Gongchandang (The Communist). The publication of the first party cell in Shanghai. It began publication on 7 November 1920 as a monthly. Issue six was published on 7 July 1921.