This book: The High Road:Chinese Communist Party and Socialism in China seems to be an interesting book to read
It was published earlier this year by Renmin University Press
It is consisted of discussions of younger scholars: Yan Yilong, Bai Gang, Zhang Yongle, Ou Shujun and He Jianyu. They are assistant professors at Tsinghua, Beida, Renmin and Fudan Universities.
Some important scholars have given some very positive comments:
Authors in this book discussed important issues, issues concerning the fate and future of China. We could say that this book is a discussion with 8000 Chinese Communist Party members. It discusses how to reboost the Chinese Communist Party to be a spirited leading team again. This book is also a discussion with hundreds of thousands of government and Party officials, to discuss how to rejuvenate the spirit and cohesion of the CCP. This book is a discussion with theory workers, and discuss how to understand socialism in China and Chinese Communist Party from the perspective of the history of civilization. This book is also a discussion with Western scholars who study China with colored glasses. It advises them to get rid of their low-resolution theoretical model and learn to seek truth from facts from Chinese Communist Party members.
Pan Wei: professor of international relations at Peking University
I believe this book has explained two facts: first: things in China need the leadership of Chinese Communist Party; second, Chinese Communist Party can only lead the people if they believe in the people. Therefore, this book re-prove the famous saying of Mao Zedong: We need to believe in the people. We need to believe in the Party. These are two basic principles. If we doubt these two principles, we can’t do anything.
(Unfortunately I couldn’t find the digital copy of this book. There is pdf version of the first 6 pages, the prelude written by Wang Shaoguang).