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When the CCP Thought Taiwan Should Be Independent
May 03, 2022

When the CCP Thought Taiwan Should Be Independent

By Gerrit van der Wees
The Chinese Communist Party’s position on Taiwan is far from consistent. Just look at Chairman Mao’s initial stance.

David Ownby on China’s ‘Resolution on History,’ Ideology, and Intellectuals
November 30, 2021

David Ownby on China’s ‘Resolution on History,’ Ideology, and Intellectuals

By Jesse Turland
Reflections on CCP ideology -- including the latest Resolution on History -- and how it is received by Chinese intellectuals.
China’s Sixth Plenum Report Proclaims Bright Future Under Xi
November 16, 2021

China’s Sixth Plenum Report Proclaims Bright Future Under Xi

By Jesse Turland
The CCP meeting served to reinforce the existing consensus on history, rather than overturn it – but also paved the way for the continuation of Xi's reign.

Is the CCP About to Rehabilitate the Cultural Revolution?
September 15, 2021

Is the CCP About to Rehabilitate the Cultural Revolution?

By Jesse Turland
The official historical narrative – as defined by Xi Jinping – is set to feature prominently at the CCP plenum in November.

Shen Yiqin, Party Historian, to Bring Depth to CCP Politburo
August 24, 2021

Shen Yiqin, Party Historian, to Bring Depth to CCP Politburo

By Tristan Kenderdine
Shen Yiqin, a party history expert and representative of the emerging Guizhou faction, is the leading female candidate for Politburo promotion in 2022.

CCP Martyrs ‘Still Youthful’ in New Film
July 07, 2021

CCP Martyrs ‘Still Youthful’ in New Film

By Jesse Turland
The film “1921” seeks to challenge the perception of the Chinese Communist Party as dominated by old men.

At 100, Chinese Communist Party in Renewed Drive for Legitimacy
July 02, 2021

At 100, Chinese Communist Party in Renewed Drive for Legitimacy

By Pratik Jakhar
The party has seized upon the anniversary to bolster its appeal through a blend of narratives that incorporate past glories, present successes, and future greatness.
China Celebrates 100 Years of the CCP
July 02, 2021

China Celebrates 100 Years of the CCP

By Shannon Tiezzi
100 years of the party’s existence, 72 years of its rule – and about 40 years actually worth celebrating.

The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party
July 01, 2021

The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party

By Tony Saich
As the CCP celebrates its centennial, how close is the party of Xi Jinping to its founding vision?

How the CCP Uses History
July 01, 2021

How the CCP Uses History

By Nicholas Ross Smith and Tracey Fallon
The party’s embrace of tailored history has accelerated ahead of the 100th anniversary of the CCP’s founding.

The Secret Behind the Chinese Communist Party’s Perseverance
May 26, 2021

The Secret Behind the Chinese Communist Party’s Perseverance

By Bonnie Girard
One of the key factors in the CCP's survival is its insistence on perpetuating its own truth.
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