The Communist Party of China (CPC) has recommended "Deng Xiaoping at History's Crossroads," a book inspired by a biopic of the same name, to Party members and cadres, according to a report by China Youth Daily Tuesday.
The book depicts Deng Xiaoping's life and China's transformation under his guidance from 1976 to 1984, the same period shown in a popular 48-episode biopic being aired by state broadcaster CCTV since late August.
The series' chief scriptwriter Long Pingping, who is an expert on Deng Xiaoping at the Party Literature Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, co-authored the book with playwright Huang Yazhou.
The book includes contents which have been deleted from the TV series,providing more insight into the subtle thought process of Deng Xiaoping, the report said.
The publishing of the book and the airing of the drama were part of China's commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping, which fell on August 22.