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China's Communist Party : Atrophy and Adaptation, Paperback / softback Book

China's Communist Party : Atrophy and Adaptation Paperback / softback


Few issues affect the future of China - and hence all the nations that interact with China - more than the nature of its ruling party and government.

In this timely study, David Shambaugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses, durability, adaptability, and potential longevity of China's Communist Party (CCP).

He argues that although the CCP has been in a protracted state of atrophy, it has undertaken a number of adaptive measures aimed at reinventing itself and strengthening its rule.

Shambaugh's investigation draws on a unique set of inner-Party documents and interviews, and he finds that China's Communist Party is resilient and will continue to retain its grip on power.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780520260078



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