Diplomats, academics, businesspeople and journalists currently lack a comprehensive guide to the career paths of the multitude of high Chinese officials who run China - not just the very highest but also those who occupy important decision-making seats in the various governmental, military and educational organs. Malcolm Lamb has painstakingly combed through many thousands of newspapers and other primary documentation to provide access to more than 10,000 of these officials. They are listed in this Directory in relation to the organizations to which they currently are, and previously were, attached. The main text is supplemented by an excellent Index that allows readers to chart the twists and turns in the careers of a great many of these officials, as they moved from one position to another over the past quarter century.
The Directory also provides vital information about Chinese organizations. It allows researchers to readily examine the restructuring, divisions and mergers of bureaucracies over time, up through mid-1993.
In short, the Directory will prove a very valuable tool for all those who need a reference volume close at hand.
Contemporary China Papers