The Chinese Communist Party was founded in Shanghai in 1921, and assumed full control of mainland China by 1949.
Marxist philosophy, in short, is the Hegelian anti-thesis of Hegelian philosophy.
China is not a philosophical vacuum, into which this philosophy found expression.
It seems to me improbable that the indigenous Chinese philosophy, particularly of state-craft, that is political philosophy, did not in some degree express itself in the then new philosophy. One must assert, it will.
Have there been any studies that look at how the two influenced each other? For example, through Chinese Buddhism, Daoism or Confucianism?