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Author Swaine, Michael D., author

Title Interpreting China's grand strategy : past, present, and future / Michael D. Swaine, Ashley J. Tellis
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 283 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Project Air Force
Project Air Force report.
Contents Cover; Preface; Contents; Maps, Figures, and Table; Summary; Acknowledgements; Acronyms; Chronology of Chinese History; Chapter One -- China as a National Security Concern; Chapter Two -- China's Security Problem; Chapter Three -- The Historical Context; Border Defense and Periphery Control; Fluctuations in Periphery Control and Regime Boundaries; The Use of Force; The Use of Noncoercive Security Strategies; The Influence of Domestic Leadersip Politics; Chapter Four -- China's Current Security Strategy: Features and Implications; Factors Shaping China's Calculative Security Strategy
Summary China's continuing rapid economic growth and expanding involvement in global affairs pose major implications for the power structure of the international system. To more accurately and fully assess the significance of China's emergence for the United States and the global community, it is necessary to gain a more complete understanding of Chinese security thought and behavior. This study addresses such questions as: What are China's most fundamental national security objectives? How has the Chinese state employed force and diplomacy in the pursuit of these objectives over the centuries? What s
Notes "MR-1121-AF."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-272) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject National security -- China.
China -- Military policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Tellis, Ashley J., author
ISBN 0585375836 (electronic bk.)
0833048309 (electronic bk.)
9780585375830 (electronic bk.)
9780833048301 (electronic bk.)