Interpreting China's Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future


RAND Asian experts Swaine and Tellis have chosen one of the most significant, controversial, and timely subjects, breaking new ground conceptually as well as analytically.
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Interpreting China's Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future

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RAND Asian experts Swaine and Tellis have chosen one of the most significant, controversial, and timely subjects, breaking new ground conceptually as well as analytically.
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Editorial Reviews

China Quarterly
This is an impressive excellent introduction to China's past as precedent to present and prospective foreign policies.
Contemporary Southeast Asia
Swaine and Tellis undoubtedly make a major contribution to our understanding of China's current strategic behavior.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833028150
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Project Air Force Series
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: China as a National Security Concern Chapter Two: China's Security Problem Chapter Three: The Historical Context Border Defense and Periphery Control Fluctuations in Periphery Control and Regime Boundaries The Use of Force The Use of Noncoercive Security Strategies The Influence of Domestic Leadership Politics Chapter Four: China's Current Security Strategy: Features and Implications Factors Shaping China's Calculative Security Strategy The Major Guiding Tenets and Policies of China's Calculative Security Strategy Benefits and Risks Chapter Five: China Faces the Future: The Far Term Assessing the Natural Longevity of the Calculative Strategy Beyond the Calculative Strategy Chapter Six: Conclusions Bibliography Index Chapter
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