Chat: Friday, May 21, 2021, 6-6:20pm PDT - Zoom Chat
Cost: Free, and open to the public
Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has maintained unrivaled control over the country. That it does so through repressive tools is widely recognized. That the CCP is also responsive to the public is less well known. This responsiveness is more apparent on some issues, in some regions of the country, and at some points in time than others. Bruce Dickson's new book, The Party and the People explores how the tension between repression and responsiveness has helped the CCP endure for decades, and how this balance has shifted increasingly toward repression under the rule of President Xi Jinping.
Bio:Bruce Dickson is professor of political science and international affairs and chair of the political science department at the George Washington University. His research and teaching focus on political dynamics in China, especially the adaptability of the Chinese Communist Party and the regime it governs. His most recent book isThe Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century (Princeton, 2021).
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