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Title:
Seeking truth from facts : a retrospective on Chinese military studies in the post-Mao era
Author:
Mulvenon, James C., 1970-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : National Security Research Division, RAND, 2001.
Physical Description:
xxii, 213 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A series of retrospective papers given at a conference held in Washington, DC, 8-11 July 1999, on Chinese civil-military relations, force structure, doctrine, capabilities, and the state of the field" -- Introd.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Retrospective on the study of Chinese civil-military relations since 1979: what have we learned? where do we go? -- 2. Commentary on civil-military relations in China: the search for new paradigms -- 3. PLA force structure: a 20-year retrospective -- 4. Compensating for deficiencies: doctrinal evolution in the Chinese People's Liberation Army, 1978-1999 -- 5. Commentary on doctrine -- 6. Transformation and refinement of Chinese military doctrine: reflection and critique on the PLA's view -- 7. Chinese military-technical development: the record for western assessments, 1979-1999 -- 8. Comments on "China's military-technical developments: the record for western assessments, 1979-1999" -- 9. CAPS and the study of the PLA: a review essay -- 10. Eight points for attention.
Reading Level:
1560 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780833029362
Format :
Book