Transpacific Revolutionaries

The Chinese Revolution in Latin America
Rottwell, Matthew
Date published: 
December 2012

Transpacific Revolutionaries illustrates how Maoism was globalized during the 1949-1976 period, highlighting the agency of both Latin American and Chinese actors. While Maoism has long been known to have been influential in many social movements and guerrilla groups in Latin America, Matthew Rothwell is the first to establish the way in which Latin American communists domesticated Maoism to Latin American conditions and turned Maoism into an influential political trend in many countries. This book represents a major contribution to three developing fields of historical inquiry: Latin America in the Cold War, the global 1960s and Chinese Maoist foreign relations.