Great Wall At Sea: China's Navy in the Twenty first Century / Edition 2

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Overview


Bernard Cole takes a comprehensive look at China's Navy, a Navy that continues to grow while the U.S. Navy shrinks. Of particular note, according to the author, is Beijing's increased attention to guarding its vital sea lanes because of the nation's growing dependence on maritime trade, especially energy supplies. He provides a thorough description of China's naval establishment, including its personnel system, followed by a detailed view of its ships, submarines, and aircraft, all marked by technical sophistication and capability as China reaches the top rank of the world's maritime powers. His evaluation is based on extensive interviews with Chinese and other naval experts, in-depth perusal of original documents, and visits to Chinese warships, training facilities, and shore establishments. Great Wall at Sea is on he U.S. Navy's Professional Reading List.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591141426
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 364,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Bernard D. Cole is a professor at the National War College in Washington, DC. The author of two other books, he was a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy for thirty years.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction: Strategic Context

1 China's Naval Heritage 1

2 China's Maritime Territorial Interests 19

3 China's Maritime Economic Interests 43

4 Plan Establishment 58

5 Ships and Aircraft of the Plan 86

6 Personnel, Education, Training, and Exercises 114

7 Doctrine and Operations in the PLAN 144

8 China's Maritime Strategy 169

Conclusion 189

Notes 203

Bibliography 283

Index 307

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