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Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this thesis is to explain and "predict" Chinese Communist leadership conflicts through examining the theory and practice of "two-line struggle." Chapter one aims to embody the concept of "two-line struggle": it defines and illuminates the political significance of the term and pins down the CCP's professed rules of struggle. The chapter concludes (1) that a two-line struggle is an irreconcilable (and often protracted) conflict in the leadership involving disputes over the estimation of the revolutionary setting and the formulation a strategic policy guideline for a particular period of the revolution; (2) that such a conflict, though basically of a "non-antagonistic" contradiction, falls on the borderline between "non-antagonism" and "antagonism"; (3) that the parties concerned shall not transgress the limits of democratic centralism.
Cheng, Shih-min, "The Theory and Practice of the Chinese Communist Party "Two-line struggle": The Course of Conflict in the Leadership" (1981). Student Work. 2242.
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