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Author Ng, Ka-po.

Title Interpreting China's military power : doctrine makes readiness / Ka Po Ng
Published London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 251 pages)
Series Cass military studies
Cass military studies.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Military doctrine, military readiness and military power; 3 The genesis of the Chinese local war doctrine; 4 Towards a local war doctrine; 5 The advent of local war; 6 'High-technology local wars' and beyond; 7 Conclusion; Appendix 1 The military readiness conceptual framework; Appendix 2 The Chinese structure of military science; Appendix 3 Chinese military actions, 1949-20021; Appendix 4 Major events in PLA doctrinal development; Notes; Select bibliography; Index
Summary This book argues that it is imperative to look beyond the empirical observations and conventional materialist reading of Chinese military development to understand its dynamics and directions in doctrinal terms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-244) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Military doctrine -- China.
China -- Armed Forces.
China -- Military policy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203325907