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Daniel Koss (Lecturer of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University) will discuss his (2018) publication "Where the Party Rules: The Rank and File of China's Communist State." Contrasting with conventional notions that authoritarian regime parties serve to contain elite conflict and manipulate electoral-legislative processes, this book shows how rank and file members of China's Communist Party allow the state to penetrate local communities.

This event is part of the Harvard-Yenching Library Book Talk Series, in which faculty discuss their recent publications.

The event is open to all. Light refreshments will be served.