This book, first published in 1977, sets out two models of administration and participation used in Communist China, one worked out by the CCP during the war against Japan and one imported from the Soviet Union in the 1950s. These models have given rise to different policy positions, studied here, and the models provide a framework within which to examine the nature and structure of the CCP, state structures, the army, rural and urban policy, and the incorporation of national minorities.
1. From Yenan to Victory (1942-50) 2. From Mass Mobilisation to the Soviet Model (1950-4) 3. The Generalisation of the Yenan Heritage (1955-6) 4. The Great Leap Forward (1957-9) 5. The Years of Calamities (1959-62) 6. The Socialist Education Movement (1962-5) 7. The Cultural Revolution is Launched (September 1965-February 1967) 8. Radical Left and Ultra-Left (March 1967-April 1969) 9. The Tenth Crisis (April 1969-August 1973)