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A history of the modern Chinese Army

Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In A History of the Modern Chinese Army, Xiaobing Li, a former member of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), provides a comprehensive examination of the PLA from the Cold War to the beginning of the twenty-first century that highlights the military's central function in modern Chinese society. A History of the Modern Chinese Army links China's military modernization to the country's growing international and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaobing Li
ISBN: 9780813124384 0813124387
OCLC Number: 85766284
Description: xvi, 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Peasants and revolutions --
The formative years --
Transformation in Korea --
Russianizing the PLA --
Building missiles and the bomb --
Crises and politics --
Border conflicts and the cultural revolution --
Survivor and reformer --
Technocrats and the new generation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Xiaobing Li.
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Provides an examination of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) which offers insights into the military's central place in modern Chinese society. This work offers a study of modern Chinese armed  Read more...

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