China's Regional Politics: A Biographical Approach,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Statistical analysis of biographical data is a relatively new technique in the study of Chinese political behavior. This paper utilizes this method to examine the state of Chinese provincial politics in 1971, by analyzing the background of those persons who were elected to secretarial positions i.e., first secretary, second secretary, secretary or deputy secretary in the CCP provincial committees between December 1970 and August 1971. This group is also compared with the provincial Party secretaries who held office in 1966, and from this some conclusions may be drawn about the changes in provincial leadership since the Cultural Revolution.
- Government and Political Science