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Zhang Co-Authors Book on Communist China

Associate professor Wanfa Zhang andco-author Feng Sun, an associate professor at Troy University, have written a new book, Why Communist China Isn’t Collapsing: The CCP’s Battle for Survival and State-Society Dynamics in the Post-Reform Era.

The book provides an inquiry into how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has fought the “Chinese collapse” thesis since the reform. The book, according to Zhang, divulges the party’s challenge of the thesis by scrutinizing the changing state-society dynamics, its sophisticated ruling strategies, the critical role of tradition and the international environment that was turning facilitative and manageable.

The book also explores reasons why the authoritarian regime could act responsively and progressively, as its strong vigilance, high adaptability and traditional values of collectivism shed light on the generally positive attitudes towards the CCP regime.

Published by Lexington Books, the book is available on Amazon and at other booksellers. It is also available for borrowing at Evans Library.

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