Why and How the CPC Works in China? (book launch for the revised English version)
Time: 16:00-17:00 16 Apriil 2012
Venue: Piccadilly Room, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5 9TA
Chair: Zhang Haiou, Editor-in-chief, New World Press
Speakers: Wu Shulin, Xie Chuntao, Kerry Brown, etc.
Organiser: China International Publishing Group (CIPG)
Language: English and Chinese with translation
Click HERE to go to the official page (very limited info and wrong venue)
16:00-16:03 Book Donation to the British Library (will be received by Dr Frances Wood, Head of the Chinese department)
16:03-16:10 Speech by Wu Shulin, vice-Minister, General Administration of Press and Publication of China (GAPP)
16:10-16:20 A speech by Xie Chuntao (the author and editor)
16:20-16:30 An introduction of the Multilingual Editions, by copyright representative
16:30-16:40 A speech by Dr Kerry Brown, China expert in the UK (Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House; Head of the Europe China Research and Advice Network, ECRAN)
16:40-17:00 Q & A
Click HERE to download Dr Kerry Brown's speech
Click HERE to go to related Chinese page
Click HERE for more details and lots of pictures of this events
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Why and How the CPC Works in China?
Editor: Xie Chuntao
Paperback: 225 pages
Publisher: New World Press (January 7, 2011)
Editions include: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Xie Chuntao is the deputy director of the Teaching and Research Department of CPC History at the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC. He was born in Linshu County, Shandong Province, in February 1963. From 1978 to 1988 he studied at Shandong Normal University, Zhejiang University and Renmin University of China, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in law and a doctorate in law. He has been teaching and doing research on the history of the CPC at the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC since 1988. His publications include 'Turmoil of the Great Leap Forward' and 'A Brief History of the 1959 Mount Lushan Meeting'. He compiled and edited 'A History of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics', 'China in Transition: from 1976 to 1982', 'An Illustrated History of the 50 Years of the P.R.C'., and 'China Through the Ages – from Confucius to Deng' (English Version). In addition, he has published over 100 articles. He is now an executive council member and deputy secretary-general of the History Society of the CPC. He is also a guest professor and part-time researcher at many institutions of higher learning.
The international community has come to see China and the CPC in a new light because of a series of important achievements and symbolic events--from truly exceptional Beijing Olympic Games and world-attracting Shanghai World Expo to the country’s rapid economic growth even during and after the international financial crisis. As
“China pattern,” “China road” and “China experience” have become phrases frequently heard and discussed at home and abroad, insightful people are pondering over the following questions: How could the CPC score such brilliant achievements in the course of its running China? How can the CPC still be full of vigor and vitality 90 years after it was founded and 60 years after it came to power? How can the CPC continuously steer the country through hardships and overcome difficulties? What, in a word, is the secret of its success? Does it have special advantages in its system and mechanism?
This book presents a profound analysis and interpretation of 15 important questions that both domestic and international audiences may ask from a historical perspective. Not a theoretical book in the general sense nor a writing on the CPC’s history in the traditional manner, it is an attempt to combine both approaches in a new way. Through stories and based on facts, it is an easy-to-understand and readable book for those who are interested in current China and the ruling Communist Party. In a nutshell:
Preface: Solving the puzzles about the CPC
1. Why was the CPC capable of establishing a new China?
2. How was the CPC able to clear up the mess left behind by the KMT?
3. How did the CPC keep the people’s support despite its mistakes?
4. How did the CPC maintain power when the Eastern Bloc Communist Parties fell?
5. Why could the CPC solve the problem of feeding 1.3 billion people?
6. How could the CPC make China the world’s second-largest economy?
7. How could the CPC integrate socialism with the market economy?
8. Why could the system of multi-party cooperation under the CPC’s leadership be implemented?
9. How can the CPC get China’s various ethnic groups to live in harmony?
10. Why could prosperity and stability be maintained in Hong Kong and Macao?
11. Why does the relationship across the Taiwan straits keep making progress?
12. How could China win the support of so many developing countries?
13. How could the CPC conduct the earthquake relief work effectively and host the Beijing Olympic Games successfully in the same year?
14. Why is the CPC able to arouse and attract the people?
15. How can the CPC properly manage a party with more than 80 million members?
Concluding remarks: Can the CPC cope with challenges successfully?
Note: the 9 and 14 are new chapters which were written after its Chinese version had been published.
If you want to understand the secret behind the CPC’s success, you will find it much more efficient to read this book than to read 100 articles. It looks at the history and development of the CPC and its impact on the growth of China. It does not evade the setbacks and failures along the way. Many of your questions about China will be answered after you read it. --Zhao Qizheng, member of the CPPCC Standing Committee, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee
The volume by Chinese scholars provides foreign readers with a good overview and a considerable amount of data on the evolution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) over nine decades. It offers Chinese perspectives on many complicated and sensitive subjects--even if foreign readers and scholars do not agree with these perspectives, they should still be aware of them. --David Shambaugh, Professor & Director, China Policy Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, USA
"The book is not a theoretical work in the traditional sense, nor an ordinary book on the history of the CPC, but an attempt to combine both organically. It is hoped that this book will increase the readers' understanding of the CPC through reviewing the history, achievements and experience of the Party in revolution and ruling the country." -- Xie Chuntao, the author of the book and a professor with the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC.
"This book records the whole process from the foundation of the People's Republic of China to the modern construction of the country. For many people in other countries, who have misunderstandings about the CPC, this book is definitely a must read." -- Zhao Qizheng, the spokesman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
"This book is an important example of what China brings to the book fair every year," -- Claudia Kaiser, Vice President of the Frankfurt Buchmesse
"In order to deal with China, you have to understand the CPC, and in order to understand the CPC, you have to read this book." -- Huang Yongjun, President of New Classic Press (UK)
"There are still many misconceptions about China that this book aims to overcome. An important point is that the book openly discusses the past mistakes of the CPC, including the issue of corruption. This is a big step forward." -- Greg Jones, an exhibitor with a Chinese publishing company at the Frankfurt Buchmesse
"The media still often make the mistake of writing stories that are not based enough on fact. It is necessary to remember how far China has come in a very short space of time." -- Gerhard Friedemann, who has worked in China in the energy field
The websites below provide more info about this book:
A revised version of Why and How the CPC Works in China? has been launched on the 16th April at the 2012 London Book Fair. This book puts forward a new way of introducing China and the CPC to the world.
CCPN invited Kerry Brown, Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, to give a speech at the book launch event Why and How the CPC Works in China? Martin Jacques, author of When China rules the World, Loretta Napoleoni, the author of Maonomics, were also invited, and will participate as Honorary Guests in this event, together with other UK based China experts.
To form a contrast with the above book a list of related books on China and CPC from Western authors is introduced below:
There is a Chinese review article which offers Chinese scholars' views on a list of books on CPC. ‘Change, legitimacy and the future of the Chinese Communist Party - Western scholars’ recent studies on CPC’ (in Chinese), Contemporary World and Socialism, No 3, 2011, by Lu Zengkui. He is Associate Research Fellow of the Information Department of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau (CCTB). Click HERE to read the paper (Chinese).
Click HERE to Chinese page
地点: 伯爵宫Piccadilly Room
演讲者: 邬书林, 谢春涛, Kerry Brown等
16:00-16:03 向大英图书馆赠书(大英图书馆中国部主任吴芳思博士Dr Frances Wood接受赠书)
16:20-16:32 外国研究中国学者凯利•布朗博士发言（Kerry Brown|,英国皇家国际事务研究所亚洲研究项目主任，欧洲中国研究及建议网络项目负责人)
Why and How the CPC Works in China?
Editor: Xie Chuntao
Paperback: 225 pages
Publisher: new world press (January 7, 2011)
谢 春涛，中共中央党校党史教研部副主任，教授，博士生导师。1963年2月生于山东省临沭县。1978年至1988年先后就读于山东师范大学、浙江大学和中 国人民大学，分别获教育学学士、法学硕士和法学博士学位。1988年起在中共中央党校从事中国共产党的历史和理论的教学研究工作。出版有《大跃进狂澜》和 《庐山风云：1959年庐山会议简史》等专著，主编有《中国特色社会主义史》、《转折中国：1976～1982》、《共和国五十年图史》、《中国简史—— 从孔夫子到邓小平》（英文版）等书，发表文章百余篇。2005年，被国务院授予全国先进工作者称号。现为中国中共党史学会常务理事、副秘书长，并被多所高 校和研究机构聘为客座教授或特约研究员。
无 与伦比的北京奥运会、举世瞩目的上海世博会，在世界金融危机背景下经济依然快速增长……这一系列重大成就和标志性事件，使国际社会对中国和中国共产党刮目 相看。随着“中国模式”、“中国道路”、“中国经验”成为国内外许多人耳熟能详的话题，一些有识之士在思考：中国共产党为什么能取得如此的执政成就？为什 么成立已经90年、执政超过60年，依然充满生机活力？为什么能够不断逢凶化吉、战胜困难？到底有哪些成功的秘诀？在体制和机制上有无优势？
本 书围绕国内外读者关注的15个重大问题，从历史的角度做了深入的思考和准确的解读，既不是一般的理论读物，也不是传统的党史著作，而是试图实现二者的有机 结合。 以故事讲思想，以事实讲道理，不仅极有针对性和说服力，还非常具有可读性，是一本真正意义上的广大党员群众看得进、读得懂、愿意读的党史通俗读物。
《历 史的轨迹：中国共产党为什么能？》的修订本的英文版于4月16日在2012年伦敦书展发布。此书以一种新的方式向世界介绍中国和中国共产党。 CCPN邀请了英国皇家国际事务研究所亚洲研究部主任凯利∙ 布朗博士在发布会上讲话。《中国统治世界》的作者马丁∙ 雅克博士和《毛式经济学》的作者洛丽塔∙ 纳波利奥尼教授也将作为嘉宾与英国的其他中国专家参加新书发布会。
在此, 再提供一篇中国学者对一些西方学者关于共产党的著作的评论文章。吕增奎,‘变革、合法性与中国共产党的未来——近年来西方学者的中国共产党研究’, 《当代世界与社会主义》2011年第3期。吕增奎是中央编译局文献信息部研究处助理研究员.。点击此处|阅读此文（中文）
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