The Chinese Communist Party

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Cambridge University Press
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7.7 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Timothy Cheek is Director of the Institute of Asian Research and Louis Cha Chair Professor of Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia.
Klaus Mühlhahn is Professor of Modern China Studies and President of Zeppelin University. His Criminal Justice in China won the John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History.
Hans van de Ven is Professor of Modern Chinese History at the University of Cambridge.


'Edited with care and creativity by a trio of accomplished historians, this well paced anthology uses life stories to place the Chinese Communist Party's first century in existence into a fascinating new perspective. An impressive volume.' Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink
'The rich and complicated stories in these 'Ten Moments' call into question the overly simplistic portrayals of the Chinese Communist Party that dominate our understanding. The erudite but eminently readable tales in this book make cutting-edge scholarship in PRC history and politics accessible to a broad audience.' Aminda Smith, author of Thought Reform and China's Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People
'In this brilliantly structured anthology, the last century of the Chinese Communist Party is told through the perspectives of ten individuals. Their stories are the perfect antidote to heated political rhetoric on China that can obscure the human cost of geopolitical conflicts.' Joanna Chiu, Toronto Star
'This collection does something brilliant but increasingly rare in the present day - to treat the Chinese communist movement not as an abstract to be glorified or condemned, but as a series of human moments, complex, sometimes contradictory, and always fascinating. Whether it's a Moscow-returned activist in wartime China or the actions of a Mao-inspired fanatic in Peru, the extraordinary journey of this world-changing movement comes to life in this volume.' Rana Mitter, author of China's Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism