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Party Leadership and Revolutionary Power in China

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Stuart R. Schram, John Wilson Lewis, C. Martin Wilbur, William F. Dorrill, Leonard Schapiro, Benjamin I. Schwartz, Philip Bridgham, Thomas P. Bernstein, Merle Goldman, Michel Oksenberg, Donald W. Klein, John Gittings
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  • Date Published: July 1970
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521096140

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  • Originally published in 1970, this volume consists of essays by twelve leading scholars from the United States and Britain, all of whom concentrated their studies on the problems of China. Their papers were originally written for a conference on the Chinese Communist Party, held at Ditchley Park, England, in July 1968. During the discussions, a number of themes emerged as the factors governing the evolution of the Party. These related to problems of leadership, power and the revolutionary struggle within the Party and their effect on Chinese society. The authors subsequently revised their papers, highlighting these problems within the realm of their own subject, ranging from the power elite and the Central Committee to the village leadership and the role of the Army. The editor, in his introduction, throws further light on the leadership and power struggle, on Mao's role and on the effects of the Great Cultural Revolution.

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    • Date Published: July 1970
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521096140
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 2 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Stuart R. Schram
    Introduction John Wilson Lewis
    Part I. The Changing Role of the Communist Party in the Revolutionary Struggle:
    1. The influence of the past: how the early years helped to shape the future of the Chinese Communist Party C. Martin Wilbur
    2. Transfer of legitimacy in the Chinese Communist Party: origins of the Maoist myth William F. Dorrill
    3. The roles of the monolithic party under the totalitarian leader Leonard Schapiro and John Wilson Lewis
    Part II. The Power Elite in Theory and Practice:
    4. The reign of virtue: some broad perspectives on leader and Party in the Cultural Revolution Benjamin I. Schwartz
    5. The Party in Chinese Communist ideology Stuart R. Schram
    6. Factionalism in the Central Committee Philip Bridgham
    Part III. The Communist Party and Chinese Society After the Take-Over:
    7. Keeping the revolution going: problems of village leadership after land reform Thomas P. Bernstein
    8. Party policies towards the intellectuals: the unique blooming and contending of 1961–2 Merle Goldman
    9. Getting ahead and along in Communist China: the ladder of success on the eve of the Cultural Revolution Michel Oksenberg
    Part IV. The New View of Power in the Cultural Revolution Donald W. Klein
    11. Army-Party relations in the light of the Cultural Revolution John Gittings

  • Editor

    John Wilson Lewis


    Stuart R. Schram, John Wilson Lewis, C. Martin Wilbur, William F. Dorrill, Leonard Schapiro, Benjamin I. Schwartz, Philip Bridgham, Thomas P. Bernstein, Merle Goldman, Michel Oksenberg, Donald W. Klein, John Gittings

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