An exploration of the contribution of the analysis of overt communication to the understanding of the political processes of a closed society. Specifically, the study examines the way Chinese Communists have represented the significance for others of their experience in achieving power by revolutionary means. Events since their formally coming to power in 1949 are explained in terms of their doctrine for revolutionary success (namely, a Leninist party serving as the vanguard of the proletariat, a revolutionary army controlled by the party, and a "correct" policy concerning the united front). 28 pp.
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