Original Source: Issues of Contemporary World Socialism
A quarterly academic journal supervised by the Ministry of Education and sponsored by Shandong University. The journal publishes research on socialism in contemporary contexts, the theory and practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and other related topics.
A Review of Chinese Scholarship on the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Zuo Fengrong, an expert in Soviet history, examines trends in Chinese scholarship on the USSR’s collapse across the past thirty years. Zuo argues that while this literature advanced over time with the availability of newly declassified archival sources, it has stagnated more recently. As a prognosis, Zuo encourages renewed attention to the failure of Soviet socialism and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s (CPSU) loss of power, in order to extract lessons for China.