She travelled with first the 8th Route Army and then the New Fourth Army as well as visiting some of the non-Communist Chinese army. Smedley left the field in 1937; Agnes Smedley organized medical supplies and continued writing. She was at this time close to M.
She worked on behalf of various causes including women's rights birth control and children's welfare. She was also known for her sympathetic chronicling of the Chinese revolution. During World War I Agnes Smedley worked in the United States for the independence of India from Great Britain receiving financial support from the government of Germany and for many years worked for or with the Comintern promoting world revolution.