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Party Leadership and Revolutionary Power in China
Party Leadership and Revolutionary Power in China Author:John Wilson Lewis (ed.) This volume consists of essays by twelve leading scholars from teh United States and Britain, all of whom have concentrated their studies on the problems of contemporary 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 ... more »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 leadershi pand the role of the Army.
The editor, in his introduction, throws further light on the leaderhsip and power struggle since 1949, on Mao's role throughout the period and on the effects of the Great Cultural Revolution. The reader is provided with a topical and comprehensive insight into the workings of politics in Communist China and a tentative assessment of what is to come.« less