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China's Use of Military Force: Beyond the Great Wall and the Long March (Cambridge Modern China)

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Andrew Scobell examines the use of Chinese military force abroad as in Korea (1950), Vietnam (1979), and the Taiwan Strait (1995-1996) and domestically, as during the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s and in the 1989 military crackdown in Tiananmen square. Scobell warns that a "Cult of Defense" disposes Chinese leaders to rationalize all military deployment as defensive. However, changes in the People's Liberation Army's doctrine and capabilities over the past two decades suggest that China's 21st Century leaders may use military force more readily than their predecessors.

Synopsis:

Examines China's militarism, concluding that today's leaders may use force more readily than their predecessors.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Layers of Culture: 2. The Chinese cult of defense; 3. Bringing in the military; Part II. Use of Force in the Mao Era: 4. Lips and teeth: China's decision to intervene in Korea; 5. Support the Left: PLA intervention in the Cultural Revolution; Part III. Use of Force in the Deng Era: 6. A self-defense counterattack: China's 1979 war with Vietnam; 7. Why the People's Army fired on the people: Beijing, 1989; Part IV. Use of Force in the Post-Deng Era: 8. Show of force: the 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait crisis; 9. Conclusion: explaining China's use of force.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521819794
Author:
Scobell, Andrew
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Kirby, William
Author:
Kirby, William
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
China Military policy.
Subject:
China History, Military 1949-
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
316

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