×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

China's Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach
     

China's Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach

by Richard Fisher
 

Until now, no single volume has provided an authoritative, comprehensive, and concise description of China's evolving geo-strategy, or detailed how China is transforming its military to carry out this strategy. This work provides background on, and an outline of, current and future issues to facilitate an understanding of the military-strategic basis and trajectory

Overview

Until now, no single volume has provided an authoritative, comprehensive, and concise description of China's evolving geo-strategy, or detailed how China is transforming its military to carry out this strategy. This work provides background on, and an outline of, current and future issues to facilitate an understanding of the military-strategic basis and trajectory of a rising China.

Richard Fisher examines how the People's Liberation Army (PLA) remains critical to the existence of the Chinese Communist government, and how China's political and military actions are designed to protect its expanded strategic interests. In addition, he examines how the United States and other governments simultaneously seek greater "engagement" with China on strategic concerns, while also "hedging" against its rising power. Although China faces both internal and external constraints on its rise to global eminence, it cannot be denied that China's government is pursuing a far-reaching strategic agenda.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A must read for serious students of China's military and future strategic objectives."—ADM James "Ace" Lyons, U.S. Navy (ret.), Former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

"Read this book...Fisher has produced the best comprehensive study of China's military modernization in a decade."—Larry M. Wortzel, Colonel U.S. Army (ret.), Vice Chairman, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804771955
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard D. Fisher is a Senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. He is a recognized authority on the PRC military and the Asian military balance, and their implications for Asia and the United States.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews