China's Military in Transition / Edition 1

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China's Military in Transition is the most comprehensive study of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) ever published. Drawing upon a broad range of documentary sources and interviews, many of the world's leading specialists on the Chinese military provide in-depth and expert analyses of China's military modernization program.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198292616
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Series: Studies on Contemporary China Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
The People's Liberation Army Towards the 21st Century: Continuity and Change
China's Military in Transition: Politics, Professionalism, Procurement and Power Projection 1
Management of the PLA
Party-Army Relations in China: Retrospect and Prospect 35
The New Officer Corps: Implications for the Future 51
Demobilization: The Dialectics of PLA Troop Reduction 72
The PLA in China's National Security Policy: Leaderships, Structures, Processes 96
The Defence Economy
Current and Future Challenges Facing Chinese Defence Industries 130
China's Defence Finance: Content, Process and Administration 164
Doctrine, Training and Capabilities
The PLA's Evolving Warfighting Doctrine, Strategy and Tactics, 1985-95: A Chinese Perspective 179
From Continent to Periphery: PLA Doctrine, Strategy and Capabilities Towards 2000 200
Training Tomorrow's PLA: A Mixed Bag of Tricks 224
The People's Armed Police: First Line of Defence 261
Prospects for Chinese Nuclear Force Modernization: Limited Deterrence versus Multilateral Arms Control 284
The External Environment
The Military Balance in the Taiwan Straits 313
The PLA and China's Threat Perceptions 332
Index 353
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