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From Rebel to Ruler

One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674988118

Publication Date: 07/06/2021


560 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 photos, 3 maps

Belknap Press


  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Welcome to the Party
  • I. How the East Was Won
    • 1. The End of the Empire
    • 2. Origins, Alliance, and Failure, 1920–1930
    • 3. Wanderings in the Wilderness, 1930–1940
    • 4. Victories at Last, 1940–1948
    • 5. The Chinese Communist Revolution
  • II. How the East Is Ruled
    • 6. Consolidating the Revolution, 1948–1956
    • 7. Radicalizing the Revolution, 1956–1969
    • 8. Charting a Way Forward, 1969–1981
    • 9. Reform, Rebellion, and Restoration, 1982–1993
    • 10. Renewed Reform and the Roots of Wealth, 1993–2002
    • 11. The WTO World and China’s Rise, 2002–2012
    • 12. Creating the China Dream, 2012–2021
  • Conclusion: Legacies from the Past, Challenges for the Future
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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