BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Communist Party: A Century in Ten Lives

Edited by Timothy Cheek, Klaus Mühlhahn, and Hans van de Ven. Cambridge University Press, US$79.99 on Amazon

Reviewed by: Ernst Herb

In the lead-up to the July 1 centennial celebrations for the founding of the Communist Party of China, we can expect a flood of China-themed books and commentaries. Many will try to shed light on how, in little more than one lifetime, China has managed to transform itself from a poor nation ravaged by invasion, civil war, and disa…

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