China's Military in Transition by David ShambaughChina's Military in Transition by David Shambaugh

China's Military in Transition

EditorDavid Shambaugh, Richard H. Yang

Paperback | November 1, 1997

Pricing and Purchase Info

$162.13 online 
$207.00 list price save 21%
Earn 811 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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.
David Shambaugh is at The George Washington University. Richard H. Yang is at Chinese Council of Advanced Political Studies (CAPS), Taiwan.
Title:China's Military in TransitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:378 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198292619

ISBN - 13:9780198292616

Look for similar items by category:


Editorial Reviews

"...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