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The Chinese Communist Party – 100th Anniversary (NCTA online program)

Participants joined us as Professor David Bachman examined the last 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and looked ahead to what we might expect for the future of the CCP and China as a whole. The first hour of this online program consisted of a presentation by Professor Bachman, and the second hour was dedicated to questions and comments from participants. Participants also received a free copy of the book The Chinese Communist Party:  A Century in 10 Lives, by Timothy Cheek, Klaus Mühlhahn and Hans Van de Ven.

David Bachman is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (Seattle) where he has taught since 1991.  He is the author Chen Yun and the Chinese Political System, Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership in China:  The Institutional Origins of the Great Leap Forward, and co-editor (with Dali L. Yang) of Yan Jiaqi and China’s Struggle for Democracy.  He is currently working on a book on China’s defense industrialization.  His Ph.D. is from Stanford University, and he has taught at Stanford and Princeton University prior to his appointment at the University of Washington.

This program was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

Date and Time

July 1, 2021; 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

This was an online meeting; a Zoom link was sent to participants the day before the program.

Program Benefits

Recommended Readings

Professor Bachman recommended the paper “THE CCP’S NEXT CENTURY: Expanding economic control, digital governance and national security“, which you can easily download at the provided link.