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China's Military Transformation

By: you Ji


Description

China s military transformation is one of the major geo-strategic developments of the 21st Century. Billions of dollars are being spent modernizing The People s Liberation Army (PLA) as China seeks to upgrade and expand its military capabilities to rival the US.

In this cutting-edge analysis, You Ji, a leading expert on China s military affairs, explores the changes taking places within the PLA today, covering its ground, aerospace and maritime forces, its ability to meet asymmetric threats, and the growing role played by the People s Armed Police in quelling dissent in China. He shows how these transformations in personnel, technology and strategic goals are slowly driving a wedge between China s two most powerful institutions. Until recently, relations between the CCP and PLA were harmonious, but as the PLA becomes increasingly professionalized and autonomous so its unconditional loyalty to the ruling Party may weaken. The changing relationship between the CCP and PLA, he argues, is likely to have profound implications for China s own political development and the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region.

Comprehensive and incisive, this timely book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the nature and consequences of China s military rise.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745670782
ISBN10
0745670784
Publication Dates ROW:
Dec 2015
Publication Dates US:
Feb 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Dec 2015


Format
216 x 158 mm
8.50 x 6.20 in
Pages
256 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781509503346
ISBN10
150950334X
Publication Dates ROW:
Jan 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jan 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
256 pages
Wiley E-Text
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781509503353
ISBN10
1509503358
Publication Dates ROW:
Jul 2016
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jul 2016


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
256 pages

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Table of Contents

  1. Chronology
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. China s Changing Civil-Military Relations
  7. 2. PLA Politics Under Jiang
  8. 3. The PLA and National Security
  9. 4. The People s Armed Police
  10. 5. National Defense Strategy
  11. 6. Aerospace Power
  12. 7. China s Deep Ocean Expansion
  13. Conclusion
  14. Notes

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Author Information

You Ji is Professor of International Relations at the University of Macau

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