Brief Introduction to World Congress on Marxism
Peking University is the earliest founding place that pioneered in studying and educating Marxism in China. In the early twentieth century, one of the founders of Chinese Communist Party, Li Dazhao and his colleagues from Peking University started to teach and spread Marxism. They established the earliest Marxist research group in China. In 1920, Li Dazhao introduced three Marxist courses in Peking University, namely, “the view of materialistic history”, “socialism and social movements” and “international worker movement and the future of socialism”. He introduced Marxism to the school and incorporated these courses as part of the modern university education, heralding Marxism studies as a theoretical discipline.