Chinas Military in Transition

Paperback | November 1, 1997

EditorDavid Shambaugh, Richard H. Yang

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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 ofChina's military modernization programme. This unprecedented volume covers many aspects of the PLA on the eve of the twenty-first century: party-army relations and the role of the PLA in domestic Chinese politics; the changing officer corps; the paramilitary People's Armed Police; troop reorganizations and the demobilization programme; thenational security and defence policy decision-making processes; the military-industrial complex and defence industrial conversion; defence finance, budget, and training; weapons procurement; nuclear force modernization; threat perceptions; power projection capabilities; and the military balance inthe Taiwan Strait.

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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 ofChina's military modernization programme. ...

David Shambaugh is at The George Washington University. Richard H. Yang is at Chinese Council of Advanced Political Studies (CAPS), Taiwan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:378 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198292619

ISBN - 13:9780198292616

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"...the book does an excellent job of what it sets out to do...the book is an excellent and necessary addition to our bookshelves." Craig A. Snyder, The Journal of Strategic Studies, March 1999