Sources: PRC Chronologies
Mackerras, Colin, and Amanda Yorke. The Cambridge handbook of contemporary China. Cambridge, UK; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
A brief history of political developments (contemporary focus), short biographies, and an annotated bibliography.
Zhonggong zhongyang dangshi yanjiu shi. 中共中央党史研究室. Zhongguo gongchandang lishi dashiji, 1919.5–1987.12. 中国共产党历史大事记. Beijing: Renmin chubanshe, 1989.
The CCP central research office compiled this CCP’s history from 1919 through 1987. Events are recorded chronologically. Offering the “official view,” this source is a useful reference to accompany document research.