Party Time

Party Time

Inside China's Modern Communist Elite

Book - 2013
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A century after its underground beginnings, the Chinese Communist Party today exerts far-reaching control over every aspect of private life. Beyond its legendary control of the internet within China's borders, even seemingly non-political domains are subject to its authority: routine business deals require party approval; university courses reflect party doctrine; and party families amass incredible wealth while other enterprises are squeezed out. Experts predicted that the Party leadership would mellow as the country's economic fortunes soar, but the next generation of political heavyweights is keeping a tight grip on the reins of power. Today's huge new class of young professionals, whether they believe in the Party's ideology or not, are as focused as ever on strengthening the Party's role and silencing dissent. In The Party Forever , Rowan Callick goes behind the scenes to reveal the workings of China's political elite, introduce us to its future leaders and explore how prepared it is to meet the challenges of its new role in the twenty-first century. This is an essential and eye-opening account of this poorly understood but hugely influential player in world politics.

Publisher: New York City :, Palgave Macmillan,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781137278852
Branch Call Number: 324. 251075 CAL
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 25 cm.


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Feb 06, 2018

A fascinating view of the way the CCP runs the country. Raises some interesting questions about the lack of resilience of a one party system, but counters that with the undoubted success of a concerted technocratic system. Very readable, and a subject all westerners need to understand, one that will become increasingly important in the next decade.

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