"Sobering but illuminating... Exciting to read." New York Review Of Books 20100930 "Provides one of the best accounts yet of the post-1989 reinvention of the Chinese Communist Party." Huffington Post 20091108 "Fascinating study." -- Anthony Saich Political Science Quarterly 20090422 "A valuable addition to the debate on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the prospect of political change and societal stability in China... A page turner, well researched and informative." Journal Of Asian Stds 20090501
About the Author
David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He has written and edited many books, including Modernizing China's Military: Progress, Problems, and Prospects (UC Press, 2004) and Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics (UC Press, 2005).