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Political Parties
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1. The Development of Political Parties in China

In China, political parties are a phenomenon of the 20th century. The first parties were founded during the late 19th and early 20th century, most of them during the Revolution of 1911. During this time, China became a Republic and, for the first time, provided an environment in which diverse political parties could fl…

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Gottwald, Jörn C., Sandschneider, Eberhard and Junhua, Zhang, “Political Parties”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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