China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation / Edition 1

China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation / Edition 1

by David Shambaugh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520260074

ISBN-13: 9780520260078

Pub. Date: 03/02/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Few issues affect the future of China—and hence all the nations that interact with China—more than the nature of its ruling party and government.
In this timely study, David Shambaugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses, durability, adaptability, and potential longevity of China's Communist Party (CCP). He argues that although the CCP has been in a

Overview

Few issues affect the future of China—and hence all the nations that interact with China—more than the nature of its ruling party and government.
In this timely study, David Shambaugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses, durability, adaptability, and potential longevity of China's Communist Party (CCP). He argues that although the CCP has been in a protracted state of atrophy, it has undertaken a number of adaptive measures aimed at reinventing itself and strengthening its rule. Shambaugh's investigation draws on a unique set of inner-Party documents and interviews, and he finds that China's Communist Party is resilient and will continue to retain its grip on power.

Copub: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260078
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures     x
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The Chinese Communist Party after Communism     1
The Western Discourse on Communist Party-States     11
The Western Discourse on the Chinese Communist Party-State     23
The Chinese Discourse on Communist Party-States     41
The Chinese Discourse on Noncommunist Party-States     87
Rebuilding the Party: The Ideological Dimension     103
Rebuilding the Party: The Organizational Dimension     128
Staying Alive: Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive?     161
Notes     183
Index     221

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