Without an understanding of the Communist Party no one can understand the China in which the Party has dominated the country.
This book follows the development of the Communist Party and of Marxism in China from the early years.
For the years 1921-49, it relies mainly on revelations in the Communist press of the early 1980s, when Chinese historians of the Party were relatively free to write.
In relation to the People's Republic, beginning in 1949, it summarises what was reported by the author in China News Analysis.
This is essentially the story of the Chinese Communist Party in its own words.