The book is an effort to educate fellow Westerners about the realities of China and demolish the multiple layers of western disinformation and propaganda that demonize this nation with a year history. Brown has gravitas to write such a book. First, he is fluent in Mandarin as well as learning Portuguese, Arabic, and French. Second, he has lived 13 years in China, currently in Shenzhen.
Xuezhi Guo investigates patterns of leadership politics from the vantage point of security and intelligence organization and operation by providing new evidence and offering alternative interpretations of major events throughout Chinese Communist Party history. This analysis promotes a better understanding of the CCP's mechanisms for control over both Party members and the general population.
This study specifies some of the broader implications for theory and research that can help clarify the nature of Chinese politics and potential future developments in the country's security and intelligence services. The book not only explores the origins and development of various security and intelligence organizations of the CCP and their functions, but also provides well documented accounts and a never before seen insight on the role, nature, and effects of these organizations on Chinese Politics and political elites prior to and up to today.
For instance, while discussing the development and transformation of various security and intelligence organizations under different Chinese politicians, the author provides a motif or recurring theme where it is evident that China's external and internal security organizations were clearly immense and proved to be instrumental in providing the CCP with an insurmountable amount of power and control over the party-state, against various political enemies, and society as a whole.
What sets this particular book apart from others that have examined Chinese security and intelligence agencies and the Cultural Revolution, as well as the use of such agencies by Mao to catalyze the revolution, is the fact that this book utilizes an in-depth historical perspective in order to analyze issues within China, the CCP, the security apparatuses themselves, and especially issues among elite leaders and politicians.
For example, the book provides accounts and case studies of tensions between leaders hoping to gain control of important security and intelligence agencies to either monopolize or institutionalize power and control over society, the party, and other political leaders.
Another interesting aspect of China's Security State is that the book features the Soviet Union's influence on China's internal and external securities over time. By focusing on external factors such as the USSR, the book considers external and background events that contribute to and have an impact on the activities and development of Chinese security and intelligence apparatuses.
Overall, this is an excellent read that is rich in, not only scholarly sources, but exclusive documents and personal accounts as well. Readers will truly appreciate the extensive amount of research that buttresses the author's findings and analyses.
Often these files include evidence of corruption and crime committed by party officials and their families, at home and abroad. This information can be used as blackmail to intimidate or purge rivals. Local public security branches are under the control, however, of local party offices - thus, facilitating corruption.
Civilian control over the PLA is organized with so many overlapping agencies that a coup against civilian leadership is highly unlikely. Governments in Western society, and especially the U. In China it is the opposite, reports author Guo.
Interesting, but far too detailed and historical for most. Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics" is definitely not your typical political history book Instead of simply fact-feeding readers with the past of Chinese security and intelligence apparatuses, it goes much deeper.
Readers will be able to understand how the agencies' played a huge role in influencing Chinese Communist Party CCP politics and also understand how the Chinese Communist Party systemizes the population and its members.
You'll understand how these apparatuses influenced politics of party elite, see the trends of leadership, and also gain some different interpretations and analyses of major events throughout the CCP history. This is a great, high-level read for those really wanting a thorough and comprehensive understanding of China's security state.
It's extremely insightful and also effectively organizes its topic matters into many clear chapters, such as "People's Armed Police in the Reform Era" to "The Intelligence Apparatus and Services under the People's Republic of China.
I highly recommend this book to all who want to get the complete, inside look into the cornerstone of China's security and intelligence infrastructure.
It definitely deserves a five star rating! Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics By John on Oct 09, This book gives good insight into the machination behind the scenes in Chinese politics.
It offers a well documented description of events of both Chinese security system and leadership politics. Very informative of what goes on in Chinese security and intelligence and their roles in the elite politics.
Fortunately that has been done for us in Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. It's far more concise and better footnoted than this rambling collection of prejudices, and it demonstrates how we manage thought-control here at home.How China Is Ruled Why It's Getting Harder for Beijing to Govern.
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