The Chinese Communist Party’s Capacity to Rule

Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion

  • Jinghan Zeng

Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jinghan Zeng
    Pages 1-28
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 195-237

About this book


Why did the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not follow the failure of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union? This book examines this question by studying two crucial strategies that the CCP feels it needs to implement in order to remain in power: ideological reform and the institutionalization of leadership succession.


China communism Europe Institution Leadership Party political education Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) political science political theory politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jinghan Zeng
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK

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