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How China Is Ruled

Why It's Getting Harder for Beijing to Govern

Author: David M. Lampton
January/February 2014
Foreign Affairs

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China had three revolutions in the twentieth century. The first was the 1911 collapse of the Qing dynasty, and with it, the country's traditional system of governance. After a protracted period of strife came the second revolution, in 1949, when Mao Zedong and his Communist Party won the Chinese Civil War and inaugurated the People's Republic of China; Mao's violent and erratic exercise of power ended only with his death, in 1976.

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