Cadre Country: How China became the Chinese Communist Party

John Fitzgerald

In China, a large group of public officials — cadres — controls politics at every level. They have status and privileges not enjoyed by ordinary people and must be loyal above all else to China’s leadership. The Chinese Communist Party has ruled China for just over a century. There is much the country has achieved over this time. To the Communist Party of China, telling China’s story means attributing these achievements to itself and putting the party front and centre of every good story. Yet while China’s story is a remarkable one, the party’s is not.

Who is in charge in China? How is it that the Chinese Communist Party so often gains credit for the accomplishments of others? And how can we understand the truth behind the monumental propaganda production?

Cadre Country is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the Communist Party of China.

‘This book embodies the depth and breadth of John Fitzgerald’s many years of observations, experiences and study of China. It is a must read for both specialists and the general public.’

- – Dr Anita Chan

Release
Feb-2022
ISBN
9781742237480
RRP (AUD)
$39.99
Pages
336
Format
Paperback
Category
CHINA, POLITICS, HISTORY

John Fitzgerald

FITZGERALD is the author of Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia, awarded the Ernest Scott Prize of the Australian Historical Association, and Awakening China, awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize of the US Association for Asian Studies.

NewSouth Publishing

NewSouth Publishing is the publishing division of UNSW Press Ltd, a leading Australian university press.