skip to content
China and the revolution in military affairs Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

China and the revolution in military affairs

Author: Bates Gill; Lonnie Henley; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Publisher: [Carlisle Barracks, Pa.] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In April 1996, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was, "China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and ... or Peer Competitor." Dr. Bates Gill of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on a panel entitled, "Seizing the RMA: China's Prospects," argued that there is more to participating in the RMA than securing  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bates Gill; Lonnie Henley; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
OCLC Number: 35111620
Notes: "May 20, 1996."
Description: v, 57 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: China and the revolution in military affairs : assessing economic and socio-cultural factors / Bates Gill --
China's capacity for achieving a revolution in military affairs / Lonnie Henley.
Responsibility: Bates Gill, Lonnie Henley.

Abstract:

In April 1996, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was, "China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and ... or Peer Competitor." Dr. Bates Gill of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on a panel entitled, "Seizing the RMA: China's Prospects," argued that there is more to participating in the RMA than securing or producing high-tech weaponry. A revolution is an all-encompassing phenomenon with socio-cultural as well as purely technological aspects. China's prospects for seizing the RMA lie not so much in the development of technology as in the restructuring of concepts and organizations. History, culture, and philosophical values will make it difficult for China to participate in the RMA. On the other hand, Dr. Gill believes that China may be able to develop an "RMA with Chinese characteristics" much as it took Marxism-Leninism, a Germanic-Russian innovation devised for proletarian revolution, and modified its tenets to be relevant within a peasant revolutionary context. Through sheer determination and by optimizing technology and expertise available from outside sources, China might approximate a less sophisticated RMA entirely suited to its own needs. Army Lieutenant Colonel Lonnie Henley argues that, over the next 20 years, China will deploy a dozen or so divisions possessing relatively advanced systems, but that overall, the PLA will remain about a generation behind the U.S. Army in terms of its ability to participate in a fully-developed RMA. Furthermore, capabilities within the air and sea forces of the PLA will be even more limited with relatively small infusions of advanced aircraft like the SU-27 and naval vessels such as the KILO class submarines. These modern weapons will make up only a fraction of what will be otherwise dated forces.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35111620> # China and the revolution in military affairs
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "35111620" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/pau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33448501#Place/carlisle_barracks_pa> ; # Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353772> ; # Military policy--Social aspects
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206073> ; # China.
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/355.033051/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1021419> ; # Military readiness
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1021389> ; # Military policy--Economic aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33448501#Place/china> ; # China
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/150730355> ; # Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/55890807> ; # Lonnie Henley
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/74127395> ; # Bates Gill
   schema:datePublished "1996" ;
   schema:description "China and the revolution in military affairs : assessing economic and socio-cultural factors / Bates Gill -- China's capacity for achieving a revolution in military affairs / Lonnie Henley."@en ;
   schema:description "In April 1996, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was, "China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and ... or Peer Competitor." Dr. Bates Gill of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on a panel entitled, "Seizing the RMA: China's Prospects," argued that there is more to participating in the RMA than securing or producing high-tech weaponry. A revolution is an all-encompassing phenomenon with socio-cultural as well as purely technological aspects. China's prospects for seizing the RMA lie not so much in the development of technology as in the restructuring of concepts and organizations. History, culture, and philosophical values will make it difficult for China to participate in the RMA. On the other hand, Dr. Gill believes that China may be able to develop an "RMA with Chinese characteristics" much as it took Marxism-Leninism, a Germanic-Russian innovation devised for proletarian revolution, and modified its tenets to be relevant within a peasant revolutionary context. Through sheer determination and by optimizing technology and expertise available from outside sources, China might approximate a less sophisticated RMA entirely suited to its own needs. Army Lieutenant Colonel Lonnie Henley argues that, over the next 20 years, China will deploy a dozen or so divisions possessing relatively advanced systems, but that overall, the PLA will remain about a generation behind the U.S. Army in terms of its ability to participate in a fully-developed RMA. Furthermore, capabilities within the air and sea forces of the PLA will be even more limited with relatively small infusions of advanced aircraft like the SU-27 and naval vessels such as the KILO class submarines. These modern weapons will make up only a fraction of what will be otherwise dated forces."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/33448501> ;
   schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
   schema:genre "National government publication"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "China and the revolution in military affairs"@en ;
   schema:productID "35111620" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35111620#PublicationEvent/carlisle_barracks_pa_strategic_studies_institute_u_s_army_war_college_1996> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33448501#Agent/strategic_studies_institute_u_s_army_war_college> ; # Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/35111620> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33448501#Agent/strategic_studies_institute_u_s_army_war_college> # Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33448501#Place/carlisle_barracks_pa> # Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Carlisle Barracks, Pa." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1021389> # Military policy--Economic aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Military policy--Economic aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1021419> # Military readiness
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Military readiness"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206073> # China.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "China." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353772> # Military policy--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Military policy--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/150730355> # Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/55890807> # Lonnie Henley
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Henley" ;
   schema:givenName "Lonnie" ;
   schema:name "Lonnie Henley" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/74127395> # Bates Gill
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Gill" ;
   schema:givenName "Bates" ;
   schema:name "Bates Gill" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.