Elite Transformation and Modern Change in Mainland China and Taiwan: Empirical Data and the Theory of Technocracy

  title={Elite Transformation and Modern Change in Mainland China and Taiwan: Empirical Data and the Theory of Technocracy},
  author={Li Cheng and Lynn Townsend White},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={1 - 35}
Four decades have passed since the 1949 Communist Revolution divided China into two political entities. These culturally similar polities adopted different ownership systems and divergent development strategies in their early decades, but they have witnessed nearly identical elite transformations and convergent social transitions in recent years. At their recent respective 13th party congresses, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) both promoted a great number… 

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