China's Security State: Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics

China's Security State: Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics

By: Xuezhi Guo (author)Paperback

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China's Security State describes the creation, evolution, and development of Chinese security and intelligence agencies as well as their role in influencing Chinese Communist Party politics throughout the party's history. 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.

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Xuezhi Guo is currently a full professor and director of intercultural studies at Guilford College, North Carolina. He graduated from South China University of Technology in 1982, and after research in Japan and Germany, entered the University of North Florida in 1991. He completed his master's degree in public administration in 1993 and earned his PhD in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1999. He spent a year as a research fellow in the Miller Center before becoming an associate professor at Guilford College. He is the author of The Ideal Chinese Political Leader: A Historical and Cultural Perspective (2001).


1. Historical evolution of public security organizations; 2. From the social affairs department to the ministry of public security; 3. Leading central security agency: Central Guard Bureau; 4. Elite security corps: Central Guard Regiment; 5. Armed police and its historical role in the CCP politics; 6. People's armed police in the reform era; 7. Garrison commands; 8. CCP intelligence agencies and services in the revolutionary era; 9. The intelligence apparatus and services under PRC; 10. The PLA, security services, and the elite politics.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781107688841
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 502
  • ID: 9781107688841
  • weight: 670
  • ISBN10: 1107688841

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