The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

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by Richard McGregor
     
 

“Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor’s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China’s political machinery.... Invaluable.” — James Fallows, National

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“Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor’s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China’s political machinery.... Invaluable.” — James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

The Party is Financial Times reporter Richard McGregor’s eye-opening investigation into China’s Communist Party, and the integral role it has played in the country’s rise as a global superpower and rival to the United States. Many books have examined China’s economic rise, human rights record, turbulent history, and relations with the U.S.; none until now, however, have tackled the issue central to understanding all of these issues: how the ruling communist government works. The Party delves deeply into China’s secretive political machine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061708770
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
726,739
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Party

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Prologue

1 The Red Machine: The Party and the State 1

2 China Inc.: The Party and Business 34

3 The Keeper of the Files: The Party and Personnel 70

4 Why We Fight: The Party and the Gun 104

5 The Shanghai Gang: The Party and Corruption 135

6 The Emperor is Far Away: The Party and the Regions 170

7 Deng Perfects Socialism: The Party and Capitalism 194

8 Tombstone: The Party and History 229

Afterword 263

Acknowledgements 274

Notes 277

Index 294

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