Frank Glass


The bibliography below comes from the excellent biography of him, The Restless Revolutionary, by Baruch Hirson, IBSN 0-9523648-67, published 2004, Porcupine Press, £12.99.

Articles by Frank Glass:

In Shanghai, Glass worked for the following English-language daily newspapers: the American-owned Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury, the Chinese-owned China Press and the British-owned Shanghai Times. He was assistant editor of the American-owned China Weekly Review, published by the American J.B. Powell. He was also a popular commentator for the American-owned XMHA radio station. In the USA, he edited Laging Una from 1950 to 1973.

In the Prometheus Collection: Minutes of a meeting of the Provisional Committee, Communist League of China, 3 December 1935; The War in the Far East and the Revolutionary Perspective, January 1938 and a report dated 16 March 1939.

As Frank Glass:

Letter to Militant, 29 March 1930.

The War Lords go “Left”, New Masses, 16 January 1931.


As ‘A South African’:

What I Saw in the Shanghai War, Sunday Times, 22 May 1932.


As Li Fu-jen [Li Furen]:

Militant, New Militant, Socialist Appeal, News, reports and comments on China from 1935 to 1948

The Peasants’ War in China, New International, January 1935.

The End of the Chinese Soviets, ibid., January 1938.

The Situation within the Communist League of China, mimeo, February 1938.

A Liberal in China (book review), ibid., March 1938.

After the Fall of Wuhan, ibid., January 1939.

Lessons and Perspectives of the Sino-Japanese War, Fourth International, February 1941.

Chen Tu-hsien: Chinese Revolutionist, ibid., August 1942.

The Far East: Facts and Falsehoods, ibid., January 1944.

Japan Faces the Abyss, Part l, Part2 & Part 3 ibid., February-April 1944.

Leon Trotsky, Revolutionary Teacher of the Colonial Peoples, ibid., August 1944.

Imperialist Programme for the Orient, ibid., June 1945.

General MacArthur Represses Filipino Guerilla Fighters, excerpt from the Militant, 4 August 1945. Reprinted in the Bulletin IDOM, January 1989.

War Guilt in the Pacific, Fourth International, October 1945.

China After World War II, ibid., July 1946.

The Kuomintang Faces its Doom, ibid., February 1949.

China a World Power, ibid., January/February 1951.

Trotskyists in Mao Tse-tung’s Jails, Intercontinental Press, 29 June 1970

On the Honour Roll of China’s Trotskyist Prisoners, ibid.. 13 July 1970.

How Mao Railroaded Chinese Trotskyists to Prison, ibid., 27 July 1970.

Chen Tu-Hsieu: A Revolutionist Betrayed, (with F.H. Wang), ibid., 12 November 1979.

As John Liang:

Our China Policy: An Open Letter to all members of the SWP, 14 October 1962.

The Party’s Incorrect Attitude towards the Assassination of President Kennedy, 8 December 1963.

Where I Differ with Comrade Swabeck on the China Question, November 1962, typescript.

As John Liang and with Arne Swabeck:

Ten Years of the Chinese Revolution, SWP Discussion Bulletin, vol.20 no.16, October 1959.

What is Your Position, Comrades?, ibid.

The Peking Regime and Stalinism, ibid., vol.22 no.5, March 1961.

Published under the name of Myra Weiss:

Vigilante Terror in Fontana: The Tragic Story of O’Day N. Short and his Family.


Last updated on 11.2.2009