Whilst the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful political institutions in the world, it is also one of the least understood, due to the party’s secrecy and tight control over the archives, the press and the Internet. Having governed the People’s Republic of China for nearly 70 years though, much interest remains into how this quintessentially Leninist party governs one-fifth of the world and runs the world’s second-largest economy.

The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party gives a comprehensive and multi-faceted picture of the party’s traditions and values – as well as its efforts to stay relevant in the twenty-first century. It uses a wealth of contemporary data and qualitative analysis to explore the intriguing relationship between the party on the one hand, and the government, the legal and judicial establishment and the armed forces, on the other. Tracing the influence of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, as well as Mao Zedong, on contemporary leaders ranging from Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, the sections cover:

  • the party’s history and traditions;
  • how the party works and seeks to remain relevant;
  • major policy arenas;
  • the CCP in the twenty-first century.

The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Asian Politics, Political Parties and International Relations.

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part I|28 pages

Overview and introduction

chapter 1|26 pages

The agenda of Xi Jinping

Is the Chinese Communist Party capable of thorough reforms?

part II|44 pages

History and traditions

part III|108 pages

How the Party works and stays relevant

chapter 5|17 pages

The Party runs the show

How the CCP controls the state and towers over the government, legislature and judiciary

chapter 6|16 pages

The role of Party congresses

chapter 7|14 pages

The PLA as the lifeline of the Party

chapter 9|18 pages

Evolution of the Party since 1976

Ideological and functional adoptions

chapter 11|16 pages

“The new (old) normal”

The CCP propaganda system under Jiang, Hu, and Xi

part IV|152 pages

Major policy arenas

chapter 12|22 pages

How the party-state runs the economy

A model of elite decision-making in the financial market

chapter 13|14 pages

Implementing tax reform and rural reconstruction in China

A case study of the CCP’s agrarian policy

chapter 14|13 pages

The Party’s policy toward labor

chapter 15|16 pages

Reform, repression, co-optation

The CCP’s policy toward intellectuals

chapter 16|18 pages

The Party and the law

chapter 17|17 pages

Two steps forward, one backward

The CCP’s policy toward women

chapter 19|15 pages

The CCP’s Tibet policy

Stability through coercion and development

part V|73 pages

The CCP in the twenty-first century

chapter 22|20 pages

Changing patterns of Chinese civil society

Comparing the Hu-Wen and Xi Jinping eras

chapter 24|15 pages

China and the world

From the Chinese Dream to the Chinese World Order