Professionalization of the Senior Chinese Officer Corps: Trends and Implications

Professionalization of the Senior Chinese Officer Corps: Trends and Implications

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Overview

This report examines long-term trends in Chinese military institutional development and assesses their impacts upon the future evolution of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780833025432
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Chapter One: Introduction
Data and Methods
Theoretical Perspectives on Military Professionalism
Chapter Two: Demographic Changes
Education
Functional Specialization
Retirement Norms
Chapter Three: Cohort Analysis
Field Armies
A New Paradigm?
Place of Birth
War Participation
Professional Military Education
Corps Affiliations
Chapter Four: Conclusions
Assessment of Chinese Professionalization
Implications for Civil-Military Relations
Implications for Military Modernization and Operational Effectiveness
Implications for Sino-U.S. Military-to-Military Relations
Future Research
Chapter Five: Postscript: The Fifteenth Party Congress and the PLA
Bibliography

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