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CCP-controlled Areas
(1,357 words)

After the collapse of the coalition between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Guomindang (GMD) in 1927, the CCP sought to survive by withdrawing to rural areas and embedding itself in the fabric of rural society which has always been difficult to govern. This strategy ultimately facilitated the takeover of China, and consisted in occupying positions of administrative authority in autonomous areas, and using these as refuge from persecution a…

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Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Susanne, “CCP-controlled Areas”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 08 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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