My coauthor Fengming Lu and I collect and maintain a biographical dataset on all past and present members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s Central Committee (from the 1st to the 18th party congress). The current version reflects the information of CCP officials as of March 2016.

You can download the dataset here. Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about the data.

You are more than welcome to use our dataset. Please cite the dataset in the following format:

Lu, Fengming and Xiao Ma. 2015. “Keep Silent and Make a Big Fortune: How Appearances in Partially Free Media Affect an Authoritarian Intra-Elite Election.” A Paper presented at the 2015 MPSA Annual Meeting

This data is an extension of the original dataset collected by Victor Shih, Wei Shan, and Mingxing Liu (hereafter SSL), which covers information until the 16th party congress. You can also download SSL's data and their codebook here.