Covering the years 1921 to 2021, this Dictionary reviews the major events, leaders, ideologies, and policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Topics range from the accomplishments of the CCP, most notably, the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 and economic growth and prosperity beginning in 1978-79 to the major disasters of the Great Leap Forward (1958-60) and the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) under the leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong (1943-76).
Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Communist Party, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 400 cross-referenced entries on key people, places, and institutions. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Chinese Communist Party.
Lawrence R. Sullivan is professor emeritus of political science, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1975) and a specialist on contemporary China. Prominent published works, authored and co-authored, include Leadership and Authority in China, 1895-1976 (2014), Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Economy (2017), Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Affairs (2018), Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Environment (2019), and Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture (2021).
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