Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Last month the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrated one hundred years of existence, having survived its abusive childhood, war-steeled twenties, murderous middle-age and prosperous silver years. The Party has engrained itself so deeply into the terroir of contemporary China that the two are often difficult to separate. A spate of books has come out to mark the anniversary, and in this bimonthly column we’re using the occasion to recommend a few of them. At the top of the list is a historical narrative by Harvard’s Tony Saich that lays out how the Party evolved, and why “as an authoritarian leader I would want to learn from China.” Also on the list are profiles of the leaders and other figures instrumental in the party’s long period of success; studies of its journey to market capitalism, surveillance control, and geopolitical clout; as well as a reminder of the historical crimes that its house is built upon. The One to Read From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred YSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.