Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics

Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics

by Jing Huang
     
 

ISBN-10: 052103258X

ISBN-13: 9780521032582

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Factionalism is widely understood to be one of the distinguishing characteristics of Chinese politics. In this book Jing Huang examines the role of factionalism in leadership relations and policy making. His detailed knowledge of intra-Party politics offers scholars and students a new understanding of long-disputed struggles behind the walls of leadership in…  See more details below

Overview

Factionalism is widely understood to be one of the distinguishing characteristics of Chinese politics. In this book Jing Huang examines the role of factionalism in leadership relations and policy making. His detailed knowledge of intra-Party politics offers scholars and students a new understanding of long-disputed struggles behind the walls of leadership in Zhongnanhai." "Huang traces the development of factional politics from its roots in the various "mountaintops", or power bases headed by guerrilla leaders during the communist revolution, and describes the enduring impact of the personal bonds formed between Mao and his supporters at the Yan'an Round Table. He explains how factionalism led to Mao's unleashing of the Cultural Revolution, and how Deng Xiaoping manipulated factionalism to orchestrate his rise to power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521032582
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Factionalism, the Puzzle of Chinese Communist Politics26
2Factionalism and the Political System in China55
3The Establishment of the Yan'an Round Table107
4The Transition of the Yan'an Round Table159
5Crises in Leadership Relations with the Two-Front Arrangement211
6The Collapse of the Yan'an Round Table and the Unleashing of Factionalism267
7Deng Xiaoping's Dominance: Factionalism Prevails over the Party Spirit350
8Conclusion411
Selected Bibliography429
Index441

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >